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SharpMind Solutions

We all want it: a sharp mind and fit brain. Know how to achieve it? Hint: computer games are fun but not a sustainable way to do it.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Currency USD

Company Summary

We are a Healthcare IT company that takes an integrated, holistic approach to brain fitness. A sharp mind derives from good cognitive function, which allows individuals to control their thoughts, emotions, and behavior. This is central to being personally productive and effective. The brain fitness industry has been experiencing rapid growth. We focus on healthcare/insurance companies; employers; adult consumers interested in personal wellness.


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    Oscar Ybarra
    Principal Investigator

    Dr. Oscar Ybarra is a psychological scientist and an expert on cognitive/brain fitness. His research interests focus on the link between judgment, thinking, and wellbeing and factors external to the person, such as the nature of their relationships with others. His work has been highlighted in the SharpBrains guide to brain fitness and the PBS series on “Smarter Brains.”

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    Ted Dacko
    CEO of XLerant and Arbor Dakota Strategies

    After successfully managing HealthMedia for 10 years leading to a great exit with J&J, Ted now runs XLerant, a budget preparation SaaS company and Arbor Dakota, a consulting company dedicated to helping early stage tech companies grow great ideas into great companies. He helps companies with their growth strategies and focuses on marketing strategy and sales discipline.