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