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Children’s Hospital CMIO turns entrepreneur to more rapidly detect patient data breaches

by Stephanie Baum via Medcity News

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is working with DreamIt Ventures through its Open Canvas@CHOP program to identify enterprise software applications and commercially viable companies. It recently selected two companies from the pediatric hospital that will go through the one-year program, including Haystack and 3D Pediatrics. The security analytics company was co-founded by CHOP Chief Medical Information Officer Dr. Bimal Desai to more rapidly identify patient data breaches.

In response to emailed questions, he talked about the technology behind Haystack and what spurred him to start the company with co-founder Adrian Talapan.

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Minority tech founders seek VC connections

Black and Latino entrepreneurs push an insular and often risk-averse industry in new directions.
via Judith Messina of Crain’s New York

In a city that is 27% Latino and growing, Ricardo Garcia-Amaya is a rarity. He’s a tech entrepreneur who founded a venture-capital-backed startup.

“I find myself at the forefront,” said Mr. Garcia-Amaya, whose company, DonorTap, uses data to help nonprofits raise money.

It’s a place he’s gotten to by stepping beyond his Latino roots. “Within my immediate Latino community, there are no mentors, especially in tech in early stage,” Mr. Garcia-Amaya explained. “In fact, forget about tech; just early-stage investment is extremely difficult. Throw in tech and it’s a whole different ballgame.”

Black and Latino entrepreneurs are a small subset of Silicon Alley, where 83% of teams getting seed and Series A money are all white, according to 2010 research from CB Insights, with the all-white teams receiving a higher median investment from venture capitalists.

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