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Contect Inc.

Contect will capture a $6B opportunity by providing a mobile app that makes sideline concussion detection faster, easier and more accurate.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Software
  • Location South Bend, IN, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2013
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Contect is software company that develops a mobile, concussion screening application which uses speech analysis as its primary detection method, a novel and patented approach to solve the problems with existing concussion detection methods. Contect's speech analysis-based technology requires no medical training, can be administered quickly on the sidelines in a game situation, and is less prone to "cheating" than existing detection tools,


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    Shane McQuillan

    MS Engineering and Technology, University of Notre Dame ESTEEM program.
    BS Software Engineering (2012) and and Naughton Fellow, Dublin City University.
    Led Contect to victory in Notre Dame's McCloskey Business Plan competition.

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    Nikhil Yadav
    Co-founder, VP, Lead Researcher

    PhD candidate (2015) Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame.
    MS, Computer Science, University of Florida. Focus in scalable web services, cloud computing, networks and mobile application development targeted towards healthcare.

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    Lead Software Engineer

    MS Engineering and Technology Commercialization, ESTEEM graduate program at the University of Notre Dame.
    BS, Electronic Engineering and Naughton Fellow, University College Dublin.
    Areas of focus included signal processing and software development.

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    Mike Soenen
    Co-founder, Acting CEO, Member of Board of Directors

    Mike has founded and led to successful exit multiple technology ventures. In 2003 Mike founded ClearTrial which helps biopharma companies save millions in R&D. Over 9 years as CEO, Mike delivered 70% avg annual sales growth before selling the company to Oracle. He previously co-founded Consolidated Commerce and Waterstone Consulting which he built to 100+ employees & 100% annual rev growth for 5 consecutive years before a successful acquisition.


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    Sandra Schneider, Ph.D., BC-ANCDS(A)
    Research Team, Primary Investigator & Advisor
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    Patrick Flynn, Ph.D.
    Co-Founder, Scientific Advisor / Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame
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    Co-Founder, Scientific Advisor/ Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame
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    Konrad Kording
    Advisor / Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Northwestern
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    Raymond Kent, Ph.D.
    Professor, Emeritus Communicative Disorders, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Previous Investors

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    Irish Innovation Fund
    Seed stage venture fund