Via News Release
“Player’s Health, a local startup based out of COCO and founded by Tyrre Burks, has been selected by Google for Entrepreneurs as a finalist for Google Demo Day on Wednesday, May 4 at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California.
Representing the Twin Cities and the local COCO community, he will have the opportunity to pitch his platform to a room full of top investors, VCs and judges for a chance to secure Series A funding of $1-4M. Player’s Health is used by more than 310,000 athletes.”
More than 3.5 million children ages 14 and younger get hurt annually playing sports or participating in recreational activities, according to Stanford Children’s Health. Local entrepreneur, Tyrre Burks, is hoping to get these young athletes back on their feet with Player’s Health, an interactive mobile platform designed to allow coaches to quickly and easily document any injury that occurs during practice or games.
Each year, Google Demo Day brings a diverse group of startups, chosen by their local tech hubs, from across North America to Silicon Valley to showcase their technology and meet investors and mentors. The event will be live streamed on Google for Entrepreneurs’ YouTube page on Wednesday, May 4 from noon to 2 p.m. Central Time. For more information on Google Demo Day, visit: googledemoday.com
Google Demo Day Facts
At the event, entrepreneurs have five minutes to pitch their product, followed by a brief Q+A from the judging panel. At the end of the event, judges will declare a Judges’ Favorite. The live stream audience will also vote for their favorite in the “Game Changer” award.
During their time at Google HQ, founders will also receive mentoring, feedback, and support from Googlers and Silicon Valley veterans at an exclusive series of talks and workshops.
Google for Entrepreneurs works with its ten tech hub partners across North America (called the North American Tech Hub Network) to identify great startups to represent their city at Demo Day.
To be eligible, startups must be legally incorporated and headquartered in the United States/Canada/Mexico and must be actively raising a Series A round of between roughly $1-4M.
About Tyrre Burks
Tyrre Burks, Founder/CEO of Player’s Health was a quick standout at Winona State University as a wide-receiver. After graduating WSU with a BS in Organizational Psychology, Burks went on to play football professionally in Europe and the CFL (Canadian Football League.) Unfortunately, his entire football career was plagued by injuries and ultimately came to an end by the time he was 24 years old. Although injuries cut Tyrre’s football career short, they also gave him insight into a problem that needs to be solved, which led to the creation of Player’s Health in July of 2015.
About Player’s Health
Player’s Health is a personalized health record for youth athletes. This HIPAA compliant mobile application, also known as an Athlete Health Record (AHR), provides athletic programs with players’ essential medical information and streamlines the injury reporting process in an easy to use digital platform. Coaches, athletic trainers, caregivers and doctors can monitor the health and progression of an injured player. Caregivers are instantly notified the moment their child has suffered an injury. Now, everyone in the child’s network of care can work collaboratively to return their athlete back to play safely. http://playershealth.com/
COCO is Minnesota’s leading provider of coworking and collaborative workspaces for individuals, teams, entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses. We offer memberships that provide access to an open network of beautifully designed coworking environments, meeting venues and educational and social events throughout the Twin Cities. Locations include Minneapolis (Downtown, Uptown and Northeast) and St. Paul (Lowertown). COCO is one of nine Google for Entrepreneurs tech hubs in North America, bringing the best of Google’s global resources to it’s members.