A summary of our journey so far

Ai-Ris was started by a group of scrappy, passionate students at Texas A&M University with a goal of transforming eye care

November 2023
Ai-Ris is selected to pitch at at the Texas Life Science Forum in Houston!

The events brings together members from industry, emerging life science companies, academics, and investors.
October 2023
Ai-Ris releases the a public beta for a novel multi-disease image classification software of retinal diseases using deep learning
July 2022
We have been selected as a Capital Factory portfolio company! We are excited to be at the nexus of entrepreneurship activity in Texas 🤠🚀
July 2022
Ai-Ris is granted a utility patent for our retinal imaging system using machine learning and specialized optics for screening retinal diseases This represents a significant step in our development of a system to increase access to affordable eye care

(Protected by U.S. Pat. 11,382,506)
April 2022
Ai-Ris featured in the news! Check out this recent feature by KBTX Media where two of our founders shared their personal stories of how diabetes affects their families and our mission to increase access to healthcare in underserved populations!
press announcement
April 2022
Ai-Ris invited as 1 of 4 teams to present to the Aggie Angel Network at Startup Aggieland at Texas A&M University
March 2022
Ai-Ris has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $260,000.
October 2021
TJ Falohun receives the Brett Wiggs Innovation Leadership Award  by the Texas Business Hall of Fame!
press announcement
October 2021
Ai-Ris is selected to participate in the Endless Frontier Labs Deep Tech track by the NYU Stern School
September 2021
Uthej Vattipalli represented Ai-Ris team in the Hero Training Program at Draper University, an incubator in Silicon Valley founded by Tim Draper.
July 2021
We place 2nd in the Annual Aggie Pitch Competition! ($5K prize)
January 2021
Ai-Ris participates in the National I-Corps Winter Cohort ($50K non-dilutive grant)
Spring 2020
Uthej Vattipalli & Amir Zavareh join the Ai-Ris team!
Summer 2020 & Winter 2021
Ai-Ris is selected to participate in the VentureWell E-Teams program and receives $25K in non-dillutive funding(Stage 1 & Stage 2 )
October 2020
Ai-Ris receives the Blackstone Techstars Fellowship for Social Impact ($5K grant)
May 2020
Ai-Ris joins the OwlSpark Accelerator at Rice University
October 2019
Co-founder Daniel Kermany pitches the concept of an image classification algorithm for retinal pathologies to Sling Health, where he meets TJ Falohun.
Our goal is to end preventable vision loss in underserved communities by expanding access to eye care. Yes, our goals are lofty, but we refuse to take no for an answer

You've heard our story, it's now time for us to hear from you.

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