In September, we reported that 12 organizations won $200,000 as part of the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge. One of those winners, APPORTIS, is a 3-year-old, Columbus-based startup that develops technological solutions, events and information “that help people get healthier,” spoke to Cincy Inno about its work to tackle the opioid crisis.
This specific focus wasn’t always the chief priority of the company. Yet upon her hiring, Chief Technology Officer Andee Peabody was able to convince CEO Philip Payne (of no relation to the writer) to re-prioritize APPORTIS’s platform. Putting the opioid crisis at the forefront would be a way to better serve the community, she argued.
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Story excerpt provided by Cincy Inno.
Written by Mark Payne.
Originally published January 3, 2019.