RALEIGH – Steven Walther (MBA, ‘15) was recently accepted to the NC Regional Internet of Things (RIoT) Fall 2019 Accelerator Program, which supports tech companies tackling everything from taking down pesky backyard pests to better protecting newborns in the NICU.
Walther’s company, Continuous Precision Medicine (CPM), is a veteran-led startup working to prevent opioid misuse. CPM uses predictive algorithms and decision support tools to help healthcare providers and patients work together to avoid the risks of developing dependencies on prescription narcotics.
His company was one of eight selected out of RIoT’s most competitive application cycle yet, both in terms of number of applicants and maturity of companies and founders. This applicant pool was also RIoT’s most diverse to date. Geographically, startups from across North Carolina and the greater Southeast applied. RIoT also attracted applicants from as far as California, Mexico and Israel. Industries represented ranged from industrial/manufacturing, consumer product, energy, medical device, smart cities, agriculture, and textiles.
As a Campbell Business MBA student, Walther won the inaugural EO Veterans Business Battle at Rice University in Houston, Texas as one of just 15 national participants. Walther’s reimagined toothbrush project took the top prize. He is also a combat veteran and Green Beret.
“We at the Campbell MBA program are very proud of Steven and his company’s success,” said Business School Dean Kevin O’Mara. “However, we are far from surprised. Not only is Steven a successful business person, but he is the type of alumnus that any MBA program would covet. He takes the time to be involved with our program, attends events and speaks to our students. The perspective he brings from both his interesting life experiences and his start-up successes resonate with both undergraduate and MBA students.”