Owaves Wins CONNECT!

May 6, 2014 (San Diego, CA) – Owaves Inc., a cosmopolitan lifestyle medicine company, has won CONNECT’s world-renowned Springboard Capital Competition and earned the distinction of becoming a CONNECT Portfolio Company. Competing against hundreds of highly qualified California-based technology companies, Owaves was selected a winner by CONNECT’s panel of distinguished judges for its disruptive innovation and potential for profitable business growth.

The announcement follows recent accolades for Owaves, including beta trial milestones of over 8,000 activities scheduled and 1,000 notes entered into the system, acceptance into the inaugural class at HardTech Labs, and an invitation to participate at TEDxUCSD.

Owaves will be releasing the World’s First Wellness Planner on iTunes Thursday, May 8th at 5:55 AM (estimated sunrise PDT). The iPad application is inspired by the study of circadian biology to provide the best platform for organizing your day according to your personal health and wellness goals. Utilizing the “nudge” principles of behavioral economists from the University of Chicago combined with a focus on the key elements of preventive health supported by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the result is an incredibly simple yet powerful tool for positive lifestyle change and maintenance.

“We are very grateful to CONNECT for the support they have provided us. We are now ready to launch the world’s first true wellness planner,” said Royan Kamyar, M.D., MBA, founder and CEO of Owaves.

As a CONNECT Springboard Capital Competition winner, Owaves will be featured as a pioneering native app for the wearable devices market at Rock Stars of Innovation, Connect with CONNECT, San Diego Venture Group (SDVG) Demo Day, and more.

About Owaves:
Owaves is a cosmopolitan lifestyle medicine brand and company producing software tools for wearable devices that inspire and motivate the next generation to engage in healthy lifestyle activities. Its core technology, Wellness 4DTM, is a comprehensive lifestyle change and management system that enables fun and easy planning, tracking and real-time assessment of daily activity patterns. The technology and approach are rooted in the cutting-edge and growing science of chronobiology, the study of biological rhythms. Owaves is based in Encinitas, CA, and was founded in May of 2013.

CONNECT catalyzes the creation of innovative technology and life sciences products in San Diego County. Since 1985, over 3,000 companies have participated in CONNECT’s business accelerator programs; raising more than $6 billion, creating tens of thousands of new jobs, and generating billions of dollars in annual revenue. World-renowned for linking entrepreneurs with investors and the resources they need for commercialization of innovative products, CONNECT’s program has been modeled in more than 50 global markets – from New York City to Bogotá, Colombia, and Saudi Arabia. To learn more visit: www.connect.org.