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StratoScientific CEO Suman Mulumudi, 15, shows off one of his products on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Hanging out on Jimmy Fallon’s show one week, a first-place finish at a pitch competition the next — things are rolling for the folks at StratoScientific.

Led by 15-year-old CEO Suman Mulumudi and his father, Mahesh, StratoScientific won first place at Wednesday’s WTIA Spring First Look Forum.

The new startup is developing two medical products: The Steth IO iPhone-enabled stethoscope, and the LesionSizer, a device that reduces unnecessary stents in angioplasty.

Mahesh, a cardiologist by day and president of StratoScientific, pitched on Wednesday and beat out 14 other startups.

Mahesh Mulumudi.
Mahesh Mulumudi.

“It’s fabulous and this win validated our beliefs that what we’re doing will be big,” he said on Wednesday.

Suman, meanwhile, recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to showcase the Steth IO. He attends The Lakeside School, the prestigious private school best known as the alma mater of Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

“People like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Howard Schultz — mostly Washington people — they all did one thing: They took an idea and expanded that concept into something that changed the world,” he told MakerBot earlier this year.

Here’s a look at Suman’s recent appearance on Jimmy Fallon:


The four other finalists at the First Look Forum were FastBar, MathChat, Joblie and PolyDrop. Here’s a rundown of each company:

  • BuildPulse: BuildPulse analytics gives builders access to powerful insights from their building allowing them to anticipate issues, target areas to save money and spend less time hunting for problems and more time solving them.
  • Fastbar: FastBar increases bar revenue and improves the attendee experience with a cashless RFID payment system designed for pop-up events.
  • Gametiime: Gametiime is Yelp for sports – a social discovery service that connects the everyday athlete with events, products and services empowering them to pursue their passion.
  • Grow Plastics: Grow Plastics is a materials science startup with a patent-pending technology to make the lightest, greenest and least expensive plastic materials.
  • Hopela: Hopela helps passionate donors discover the local non-profit organizations all around them, donate at the moment of inspiration and keep track of all their charitable giving in one convenient place.
  • Joblie: Joblie is the first mobile-only crowdsourcing platform. Using the power of the crowd and their smart devices, clients get the business insights they need, when they need them.
  • Joggle: Millions of people are adopting a life-long habit of engaging their minds through brain games. Joggle offers fun and challenging games with a large potential audience.
  • LuckySteps: LuckySteps offers mid-size companies in high-premium industries a simple, effective and fun workplace wellness program focused on physical activity promotion.
  • Magikflix: Magikflix is an ad-free, safe, curated video service for kids aged 12 and under, with a Netflix-style interface, parental controls and engaging edutainment content.
  • MathChat: MathChat enables students to reach out to people they trust for help on their math homework using a real time collaboration platform on their mobile phones.
  • Pathful: Pathful captures all visitor interactions on a website, including mobile gestures like touch, pinch and zoom. Instead of providing charts and graphs, Pathful pulls out actionable insights for marketers to improve conversion.
  • Ploto: Ploto empowers organizations to build great teams by enabling a data-driven approach to recruiting, hiring and managing talent.
  • PolyDrop: PolyDrop’s revolutionary additive transforms standard coatings into highly efficient dissipaters of electrostatic discharge.
  • StratoScientific: StratoScientific develops high quality medical devices that increase the accuracy of essential medical practices. Their portfolio of products includes the StethIO, a smartphone stethoscope for visualizing and hearing heart sounds and the LesionSizer, a device to decrease unnecessary stents in angioplasty due to inaccurate lesion length measurement.
  • Trialomics: The Trialomics platform saves companies massive amounts of money by turning genomic data analysis into a service.

Comments

  • David Goecke

    Awesome event that the WTIA put on and a great group of driven startups!

  • Northwestpenguin

    Hi love this article, I am amazed that a 15-year old created a very cool invention and starred on Fallonventions! I just would like to point out in your article, when you mentioned…“People like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Howard Schultz — mostly Washington people…All the people mentioned had companies which started in Washington, except Steve Jobs. Apple was founded in Cupertino,CA, not WA. ( I wasn’t trying to be rude in anyway, just wanted to let you know…)

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