Monday, March 21, 2011

Prendismo Receives Grant for Growth

Prendismo has received a grant as part of the Grants for Growth program supported by the CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CEO) in Syracuse, NY.

Funding from Grants for Growth will provide Prendismo with additional capital needed to develop and launch a new product, BackChannel-MD. BackChannel-MD will improve medical education by enabling doctors to easily build online clinical case studies with relevant digital video and image files (i.e. sonograms, X-Rays, MRIs, etc). These case studies can be shared with other doctors, medical departments and institutions around the globe. BackChannel-MD, will allow vital teaching moments to be captured and used for generations of medical education as well as provide an active platform to improve patient diagnosis and treatment.

“Applying Prendismo’s technology to the critical process of educational, clinical and peer assessment will provide a new resource to historic methods within the medical community”, said Kirsten Barker, President of Prendismo, “and securing outside funding through the competitive process of Grants for Growth further demonstrates interest in BackChannel-MD.” The initial cases included in this platform will be contributed by multiple academic medical institutions including SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, as well as, Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

For more information on this award, see this link.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Frank Farwell's New Book on Becoming an Entrepreneur

Chicken Lips, Wheeler-Dealer, and the Beady-Eyed M.B.A: An Entrepreneurs Wild Adventures on the New Silk Road is the new book released by Frank Farwell. This book details Farwell's decision to leave a steady job in magazine editing and venture out into the wild world of entrepreneurship.

Prendismo has clips from an interview with Farwell. In this one, he shares his definition of an entrepreneur being "someone who makes something out of nothing".

Interested in reading about his new book? Click this link to the book on amazon.