Driven by their own personal experiences and a desire to improve lives, the University of Cincinnati Venture Lab-backed startup is developing explainable artificial intelligence to better diagnose coronary artery disease risk in women.
“Our explainable AI to diagnose coronary artery disease risk will immediately help a lot of women live long, fulfilling lives,” said Martis. Because this will be done as part of an annual or biennial mammogram where no additional images are needed and will fit seamlessly within existing workflows, the individual receives two preventative diagnoses from a mammogram at no [additional] cost resulting in true health equity and democratization.”
Prior to helping found Genexia, Cohen and Sathyan worked to develop explainable, trustworthy AI which has applicability in health, manufacturing, aerospace, financial technology and other industries.
Together, Cohen and Sathyan enrolled in UC’s Venture Lab to learn how to turn their idea into a viable product.
“We don’t have the training and understanding of what it takes to start up a business, and we don’t have the experience,” said Cohen, director of AI Bio Lab at Digital Futures and the Brian H. Rowe Endowed Chair in aerospace engineering at UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science. “Without the process we went through with the Venture Lab and Dino’s expertise in founding and scaling health care companies, we wouldn’t have been able to reach this stage.”
UC’s Venture Lab provides a launch pad for entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into reality. The lab is located in the 1819 Innovation Hub in the Cincinnati Innovation District, providing a connection point to talent, support and funding.
The Venture Lab pre-accelerator program is available for free to all members of the university community. The seven-week program provides guidance for launching a startup and pairs aspiring entrepreneurs with executives for mentoring.