Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Exercise program geared toward cancer patients: Cancer and the treatments to fight it can be tough on a body, but an exercise program can help reduce side effects.br /
USA Today: January 31, 2012
VendScreen device allows calorie check before you buyThere are 270 calories in that six-pack of Oreos you’re eyeing in the office vending machine.
And soon, with the help of a touch-screen device from technology start-up VendScreen, you’ll be able to find that out before you buy the cookies. Its soft-drink-can-size device mounts on vending machines and displays each item sold, letting customers see nutritional information and filter product information by dietary requirements.
Vending Times: January 25, 2012
VendScreen Raises $12M In FundingThe vending technology startup was one of eight companies to demonstrate their innovations to investors as part of the Portland Incubator Experiment, a business accelerator program led by worldwide advertising giant Wieden & Kennedy.
Portland Business Journal: January 18, 2012
The story behind VendScreen’s $12M and other notes from PIEThe Wieden + Kennedy-hosted Portland Incubator Experiment considers itself a startup accelerator, and the story of VendScreen is an example of the accuracy of that title.
The Portland-based startup, a maker of touch-screen devices for vending machines, entered the three-month PIE program as a two-man operation with what CEO Paresh Patel called “a pretty good idea.”
Portland Business Journal: January 17, 2012
Portland startup VendScreen raises $12MPortland startup VendScreen on Tuesday said it raised $12 million from investors as it works to revolutionize the vending machine industry.
CEO and Founder Paresh K. Patel announced the Series A round at the Bagdad Theater in Southeast Portland as one of eight companies making demonstrations to investors as part of the Portland Incubator Experiment, the business accelerator program led by advertising firm Wieden + Kennedy.
Oregonlive.com: January 17, 2012
Portland Incubator Experiment graduates first class, including one that landed $12 million investmentIt wasn’t until the final presenter of the Portland Incubator Experiment’s Demo Day that the biggest cheers erupted. Up on the big screen flashed one big number: $12 million.
VendScreen had just landed the investment for its ability to attach mobile phones to vending machines, the startup’s co-founder and chief executive Paresh Patel told the crowd. The technology allows for cashless payments and can store data and provide nutrition information.
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