Swellter Wins $12K, 1st Place in Riverside County Innovation Month Pitch Contest

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


May 4, 2022


The Riverside County Innovation Month Finale Pitch Competition took place on the 27th of April at Temecula City Hall. Swellter, a startup from the Murrieta Innovation Center, competed and represented South West County in the pitch finale contest, winning first place and an award of $12,000.

Murrieta Innovation Center

The Murrieta Innovation Center helps new and innovative healthcare technology and medical device firms get off the ground. They now host nine startups in the Southwest Riverside County region and several resource organizations.

About Swellter, Inc.

Swellter is a patient immersion platform that enhances the cancer patient-provider experience by allowing real-time consent, education, and data exchange. Swellter is a channel for oncologists and cancer patients to learn about relevant and possibly transformational diagnostic and treatment choices from laboratories and pharmaceutical businesses. They are committed to developing a game-changing platform that will alter the patient experience and involve all cancer stakeholders.

Rebecca (Owens) Driscoll, the founder of Swellter, Inc., is to be congratulated. Everyone is amazed by her ingenuity! If you haven’t already done so, go to www.swellter.com to discover more about Swellter, and the unique technological platform she’s developing that immerses cancer patients at the point of care.

Featured Business of the Riverside County Innovation Month

Following are the cutting-edge businesses that were featured during Riverside County Innovation Month!

  • Southwest Riverside County has seen rapid expansion, and the Murrieta Innovation Center has aided in advancing innovative biotech research in the area. 
  • Genesis Supreme RV, based in Perris, is no longer only an RV manufacturer. They are continually coming up with new ideas. Now, their attractive product range includes a way to make homeownership in California more accessible. The new range of dwellings, built on a trailer chassis, can be moved by a conventional truck and put up in four hours. Current prototypes have 1-3 bedrooms, a beautiful kitchen, and many other amenities seen in a typically constructed home, like a fireplace. 
  • Dream Catcher is a fantastic piece of software that aids in discovering one’s true calling and inspires purpose-driven education.
  • Edge Sound Research is at the forefront of audio technology, and it’s on track to deliver the industry’s most significant advancement. The local firm employs immersive audio to immerse customers in a more immersive watching experience. 
  • Both Tesla and Apple began with a simple concept… an idea. CBU is assisting graduates in taking innovation outside of the classroom and into the real world to develop a purpose-driven business.

Murrieta Innovation Center Gets $2.4M

Murrieta Gets $2.4M to Uplift its Innovation Center and Support Life Sciences Startups and Entrepreneurs: The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the City of Murrieta, California, a $2.4 million grant to renovate the Murrieta Innovation Center and to create a life science business incubator.

The funds will be used to build Riverside County’s second wet lab and the first in the Southwest Riverside County area. The money will also be used to build a cleanroom, a new dry lab, and renovate the center’s current office and conference rooms.


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    Sharjeel joined Startempire Wire as emerging technologies editor. Earlier, he worked at Silicon Canals, a leading English language technology media source for the Benelux and wider Europe. He covered the European technology and startup ecosystem digging into latest funding rounds of startups.


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