Organizer Takes $6,000 Prize in Storer Engineering Student Entrepreneurial Start-up Award Competition

The University of Iowa College of Engineering has announced that the student business plan for a company named Organizer is the winner of its 2015-16 Hubert E. Storer Engineering Student

Entrepreneurial Start-up Award.

Organizer, a collaborative software solution to improve the productivity, communication, and coordination for organ donor networks, will receive $6,000 from the college to help advance the company's business.

The founders include Dalton Shaull, CEO and human physiology undergraduate student at the University of Iowa, graduating in May 2016. Shaull brings four years of research and internship experience to the team in software, scientific research methodology, and employee management. Eric Pahl, CTO, is a biomedical engineer and graduate from the University of Iowa with Engineering and University Honors, including a Technical Entrepreneurship Certificate in Spring 2015. Pahl is currently studying health informatics in pursuit of a PhD in Spring 2020, at the University of Iowa.

Organizer is a medical software company developing a suite of products designed to improve the productivity, communication and coordination surrounding organ transplant recovery. The company uses collaborative and communicative technologies to tackle some of healthcare’s greatest problems. Its products utilize the versatility of smartphone technology and the internet to provide intelligent communication and coordination between organ donation professionals.

Organ donation is one of the largest fields in healthcare accounting for $5.2 billion of claimed expenses annually and each day; 79 people receive a life saving organ
bydonation, 22 people die waiting for organs, and 111 organs authorized-for-donation are not recovered. Organizer aims to reduce the number of unrecovered organs by improving the coordination of organ recovery professionals.

Organizer is currently testing its product at two customer sites -- Iowa Donor Network and LifeSource -- and is continually recruiting and building out its business development and research teams.

"We know we can't implement a technology in the health sector without truly understanding our customers and having an experienced and well respected team," Shaull said.

The annual Storer award, established in 2002 and funded by an endowed gift from the late College of Engineering alumnus Hubert E. "Bud" Storer (BS 1959 industrial engineering), currently provides $6,000 of initial financial support for a College of Engineering student technological business plan.  Storer was president, owner, and founder of Storer Equipment Company, Shreveport, LA.

Additional News Stories:

Iowa City Press-Citizen: http://www.press-citizen.com/story/tech/2016/06/17/how-iowa-city-startup-plans-help-organ-donation/85919060/

Ames Tribune: http://amestrib.com/news/gilbert-grad-develops-app-improve-organ-transplant-communication

IowaNow: http://now.uiowa.edu/2016/05/ui-students-win-25k-iowa-economic-development-authority-startup-business