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Ohio Innovation Fund Portfolio Company Updates for April 2018

When it comes to innovation, becoming an influential industry leader is on par with creating an unparalleled product, service or technology. Ohio Innovation Fund portfolio companies continue to make incredible strides in their respective industries and shake the game as they become key influencers.

Take a look at just some the most recent news from our extraordinary portfolio companies.

Enable Injections Expands IP Enable Injections' Enfuse MedTech StartupPortfolio with New Patent

At the end of March 2018, Enable Injections announced that its patent for “Vial Transfer and Injection Apparatus and Method” had been accepted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This component is employed on the wearable technology startup’s unprecedented enFuse™ On-Body Delivery System Technology.

Enable Injections’ intellectual property portfolio continues to expand as it continues to surge to the top of the On-Body Large Volume Drug Delivery market.

Learn more about the patent announcement here.  

Enable Injections was also announced as a 2018 Game Changer by MM&M Medical Media.

Immuta Helps Explain the Cambridge Analytica Scandal & the Future of Data PrivacyCybersecurity Startup Funding

As Mark Zuckerberg’s 10-hour testimony fades into the rear view, plenty of questions still remain about the future of information privacy and how we got here in the first place. Immuta – an esteemed expert in data management and data science – helps bring some sense to the situation and how it impacts both individuals and businesses.

“The problem is that almost all data we generate on the internet is, by default, handed over to third parties. That’s the reason why it’s so easy for Cambridge Analytica and other data mining campaigns to use Facebook and other websites to gather huge volumes of data that’s not theirs—or at least, shouldn’t be.”

Learn more about Immuta’s perspective on data privacy here.

Avoiding Common Real-Time Workplace Collaboration Platform Collaboration Pitfalls with Wiretap

Workplace collaboration platforms (like Slack, Yammer, Workplace by Facebook) are designed to increase productivity and decrease miscommunication. However, without certain checks and balances, expectations and routine evaluation, they can collect dust or, worse, hinder production. Wiretap put together a stellar piece, spelling out 5 ways you can make the most of your collaborative platforms.

Wiretaps Top 5 Collaboration Tips:

  1. Cultivate a culture that harbors healthy online & offline collaboration
  2. Allow users to choose their own collaborative tools (when possible)
  3. Collaboration engagement depends on sponsorship & proactive management
  4. Manage your tools & keep them on a clear path to avoid “Slack Creep”
  5. Define, measure & evaluate the effectiveness of your collaborative channels

Read the entire, highly-actionable article here.

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