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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Murrieta Innovation Center Startup Wins Top Prize at Fast Pitch Finale!

Innovation Month Winner

April 29, 2022

Murrieta Innovation Center Startup Wins Top Prize at Riverside County Innovation Month’s Fast Pitch Finale!

Murrieta, CA: On Wednesday, April 27, one of the Murrieta Innovation Center’s startups, Swellter, was awarded 1st place in a countywide Fast Pitch Finale! The Fast Pitch Finale is the culminating event of the 2022 Riverside County Innovation Month. Throughout April, the County of Riverside, partner cities, Murrieta included, chambers, higher education institutions, and strategic partners across Riverside County held events highlighting and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. This year’s program marks the fifth year for this month-long showcase.

On April 4, Southwest Riverside County held the local Quick Pitch competition where local startups were invited to apply to make their pitch before judges. Participants were given the opportunity to deliver a 5-minute pitch to a panel of judges. The grand prize winner— which had to be a technology-focused business—moved on to participate in the Riverside County Innovation Month Grand Finale. Southwest Riverside’s Quick Pitch winner, Swellter, went on to win the full countywide Fast Pitch Finale!

The Fast Pitch winner, Swellter, is a first-of-its-kind patient immersion platform that is transforming the oncology patient-physician experience through consent, education, and data sharing in real-time. Rebecca Owens Driscoll, who represented Swellter at the Fast Pitch events, is the founder and CEO of Swellter. She is a 20-year healthcare veteran who has spent her career solely focused on improving cancer patient lives through use of complex cancer testing for precise diagnosis. It is the goal of Swellter to give every cancer patient the necessary access to the knowledge needed for navigating their care.

Learn more on the Innovation Month website and learn more about Swellter on their website.

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