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elizur Acquires ActivAided Orthotics

ActivAided Orthotics

September 15, 2016

ActivAided Orthotics is pleased to announce that ActivAided was acquired by ēlizur effective August 1, 2016. One of our first customers, ēlizur is a Pittsburgh based orthopedic solutions provider supplying patients and healthcare providers with innovative products and services. The ActivAided managing team including Kelly Collier and Jenn Lambiase will be joining ēlizur to ensure a smooth integration of ActivAided into their suite of innovative products.

Pittsburgh’s Startup Spotlight

Imagine Careers

October 9, 2015

The Pittsburgh Startup Spotlight is on ActivAided Orthotics, as Kelly sits down with Imagine Careers and discusses some of the unique challenges hardware startups face.

Coffee With: Kelly Collier

CBS Pittsburgh “Coffee With”

March 11, 2015

ActivAided CEO Kelly Collier is featured on the CBS Pittsburgh “Coffee With” series! Presented by Building Bridges for Business, hear Kelly discuss ActivAided’s inception and the innovative process behind ActivAided (Formerly called RecoveryAid).

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Active Entrepreneur

Carnegie Mellon University

October 29, 2014

Carnegie Mellon University is the gift that keeps on giving, from education, to funding, to resources for building a startup company in Pittsburgh.

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North Shore Company ActivAided’s Specialty Back Brace Racks Up Sales

Trib Live

August 18, 2014

Year three is proving to be one of tremendous growth for ActivAided Orthotics! This great article from Trib Live highlights some of the more relevant industry and market trends, as well as the multiple sources of support that have helped us get to this point.

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Pittsburgh Medical Brace Entrepreneur Kelly Collier Earns Recognition

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

July 29, 2014

As we celebrate ActivAided’s third anniversary, Kelly was awarded with a designation from the SBA as Western PA Young Entrepreneur of the Year. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette highlighted the struggles and successes that Kelly has endured along the way, as well as our focus for the future in this great article.

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Founders Series: Kelly Collier of ActivAided Orthotics

Keystone Edge

May 22, 2014

CEO Kelly Collier discusses the inspiration, challenges, and growth behind ActivAided Orthotics in an interview for the Keystone Edge Founders Series.

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Steel City Keeps Entrepreneurs Coming Back

Keystone Edge

April 29, 2014

ActivAided is proud to be a part of the strong entrepreneurial community here in Pittsburgh! Along with over 300 other companies, we have been able to thrive with help from Innovation Works, the state-sponsored startup investor.

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2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Celebration

ActivAided Orthotics

March 24, 2014

Kelly was named 2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Western Pennsylvania Small Business Administration. In tune with her entrepreneurial vision to improve physical medicine treatment options, the SBA and ActivAided Orthotics are proudly hosting a celebration and symposium for the local physical medicine and outpatient rehabilitation community on August 4, 2014.

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CMU Grad Turns Senior Project into Her Own Business

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

January 3, 2014

Featured in PG Series: The Entrepreneurs, ActivAided’s first year of full production, and the wonderful supporters who have helped us become as successful as we are, are highlighted in this great article. And what a good year it was!

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40 Fast Rising Young Executives in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Business Times

May 20, 2013

CEO Kelly Collier was named as a Business Times Fast Tracker: One of the 40 Fast Rising Young Executives in Pittsburgh.

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Radio Interview with ActivAided Orthotics

TechVIbe

April 1, 2013

Hear the latest from CEO Kelly Collier.

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Five Pittsburgh Startups Picked for Open Field Fund

Pittsburgh Business Times

January 7, 2013

ActivAided Orthotics is selected in the latest round of investments from the Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund.

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Teaching Entrepreneurship in Engineering

NewVenturist

November 19, 2012

Instilling an entrepreneurial mindset in undergraduate engineers is essential if we want our bright young talent to innovate and then productize those innovations to better mankind.

AlphaLab Demo Day Pitch: ActivAided Orthotics

AlphaLab

July 23, 2012

Finishing her season as part of the AlphaLab incubator program, CEO Kelly Collier gives her pitch at Demo Day.

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Interview with Kelly Collier, CEO of ActivAided Orthotics

AlphaLab

May 2, 2012

In-depth interview with Kelly Collier on her inspiration to start ActivAided Orthotics.

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ActivAided Orthotics: A Rehabilitation Body Suit for Lower Back Pain

POP City

March 14, 2012

Ready to bring a revolutionary product for back pain to market, Kelly Collier brought new startup ActivAided Orthotics to life.