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In the News: Opollo Technologies is Streamlining Surgery


When University at Buffalo student Ryan Young, MD/MBA ’21, sat in on a staff meeting during his anesthesiology rotation at a local hospital as a student, he didn’t expect to come away with an idea for a company. But after hearing the Perioperative Services director explain that the surgery duration forecasts they received from their electronic medical record system were only 30% accurate, Young knew there had to be a better way. Soon after that meeting, he founded Opollo Technologies, a fintech health care AI company. Their flagship product, the Opollo Ecosystem, is a cloud-based AI platform that learns from a wide range of health care data to optimize operating room scheduling in addition to providing a marketplace for health care facilities to sell the resulting vacancies to health insurance companies.

Young and his team recently won first prize of $25,000 in startup capital and in-kind services valued at $27,000 at the 2021 Panasci TEC, just weeks after placing third in the Blackstone LaunchPad Annual Pitch Competition, held virtually this year at Startup Grind’s Global Conference.

Read the full story about Young and Opollo on UB News.