A biotechnology business based in Portland is one of six startups chosen for a sport and health technology incubator program in Florida.
Justin Hafner, a University of Maine graduate who is CEO and co-founder of KinoTek, will spend the winter and early spring in Orlando as part of a six-month accelerator program sponsored by the LEAD Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Academy.
Hafner said the competitive application process began in February and included 442 startups from 44 countries. KinoTek, which pivoted away from sports applications and toward physical therapy when the pandemic helped show the need for telehealth services, is the only company from New England selected for the 2020-21 cohort.
Lake Nona is located in southeast Orlando and designed as a smart city with a cluster of life science companies, autonomous vehicles and Verizon 5G broadband capability. The academy provides advice, workshops, mentorship, industry connections and capital investment.
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