Emerging East Tennessee startups win big at PYA’s 2022 Tom Ballard Innovation AwardZiadPYA chief alliance officer Tom Ballard, CEO and president Marty Brown, and the Winter Innovations team held a ceremony to award the 2022 winner of the Tom Ballard Innovation Award at PYA's office in Knoxville on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Read more >>
The 2022 Ballard Innovation Award CompetitionZiadWinter Innovations selected as a finalist. Read more >>
ETSU College of Business and Technology students provide marketing support for medical device start-up companyZiadContinuing to engage with community startups and businesses, the East Tennessee State University College of Business and Technology announced the completion of several marketing projects with Winter Innovations, an East Tennessee-based medical device startup company. Winter Innovations developed an industry-first surgical suture with a specialized patent-protected needle design that dramatically simplifies and standardizes suturing and enables techniques not possible with conventional surgical needles. Its primary application is for orthopedic procedures to repair torn ligaments and tendons, like the anterior cruciate...
See which startups are in Lafayette’s 2021 Get Started Medical Pitch CompetitionZiadSeven innovative medical startups are vying for $40,000 in cash prizes at this year's Get Started Medical Pitch Competition, which is part of the Innovate South business conference in Lafayette. Each of the seven startups will pitch their product or service in the ""Shark Tank""-style competition to a panel of judges. Past winners include the Tennessee-based Winter Innovations, which won in 2019 for its Easy Whip needle — a new type of needle that makes whip-stitching easier and more effective....
Startups, be ready. Epicenter and SOE’s $10K pitch competition, The Next Big Thing, is backZiadIn year one, Phillip Ashley Rix and his company, Phillip Ashley Chocolates, claimed victory. In year two, Lia Winter and her medical device business, Winter Innovations, took the top honor. Now year three is upon us, and the question remains — which local startup will follow in their footsteps, and be deemed “The Next Big Thing?” Called The Next Big Thing, it provides local startups and scale-ups the chance to compete for $10,000, as they make elevator pitches made before...
A Better Surgical Suture: A Development StoryZiadThe EasyWhip is indicated for use in approximation and/or ligation of soft tissues, including the use of allograft tissue for orthopedic surgeries. It is ideal for repairing torn ligaments and tendons, like the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), Achilles’ tendon, and distal biceps tendon. The EasyWhip’s clearance is the first regulatory milestone for Winter Innovations Inc., the company Winter and Dishner (its chief operating officer) founded in 2018. Shortly before gaining FDA clearance this past spring, the company received a $256,000...