In­dian Head startup moves to Florida for busi­ness de­vel­op­ment, prod­uct launch

Maryland Independent - - Business -

B&G Ed­u­ca­tional In­no­va­tions, an In­dian Head startup that is de­vel­op­ing a line of wear­able simulation de­vices to aid in health pro­fes­sional train­ing, an­nounced re­cently that the busi­ness is mov­ing to Jack­sonville, Fla., for its launch.

Co-founders El­iz­a­beth Ben­son of In­dian Head and Linda Goodman of La Plata won a “Shark Tank” -like com­peti- tion in Jack­sonville 11 weeks ago to boost the start-up with in­vestors. The com­pany was fea­tured in the Mary­land In­de­pen­dent on May 6.

“The warm and en­thu­si­as­tic re­cep­tion we re­ceived from the One Spark Ven­tures team, the vi­brant health care com­mu­nity in Jack­sonville and our part­ner­ship with Mi­cro Aero­space So­lu­tions in Mel­bourne [Florida] in­di­cated this is where we should be,” com­pany CEO El­iz­a­beth Ben­son said in a press re­lease.

She and her hus­band James are re­lo­cat­ing to Jack­sonville the first week in July to work with One Spark Ven­tures to build the busi­ness struc­ture, se­cure in­vestors and be­gin pro­mot­ing the ReaLifeSim prod­uct line.

Linda Goodman will re­main in La Plata to co­or­di­nate the na­tion­wide beta-test sites and con­tinue cul­ti­vat­ing the po­ten­tial in­vestor mar­ket, ac­cord­ing to the press re­lease.

The ReaLifeSim prod­ucts de­vel­oped by Ben­son and Goodman, both reg­is­tered nurses and ed­u­ca­tors, al­low health­care stu­dents to prac­tice their hands-on skills and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills on real vol­un­teers wear­ing their de­vices, in ad­di­tion to us­ing man­nequins and other vir­tual tools.

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