OMG! launches first ever organic quinoa based protein

Organic Meets Good (OMG!) was founded by Roni Gloger, a native Chilean who is passionate about travel, healthy living and superfoods. He relocated from Chile to Los Angeles, California, USA to launch OMG! in the $143 billion health food market. U.S. Organic food industry is expected to grow over 12% by 2014 (Source: Sustainable.org)

The company has been working on launching its new 100% organic and vegan protein powder with quinoa and hemp as its main ingredients. Made with all natural products, the combination of these core ingredients makes it easy to digest. It is the ideal complement to a vegan or vegetarian diet or people with intolerance to other sources of protein. It boasts natural sweeteners and is non-GMO, vegan, 100% organic, gluten free and allergen free.

Currently based in Culver City, California, USA, the OMG product line has negotiated distribution deals in retail health food stores and online at Amazon.com among others. Continue reading

Chile’s Innovation in the health startup space, No better place to be

Editors’ Note: This guest post comes courtesy of Nick Kwan, Co-Founder of Medko. Feel free to send your guest posts to [email protected]

Chileans, Startup Chile entrepreneurs, Medko, and I, myself, have chosen a great time to be living in Santiago.

Motivated by President Piñera’s words, I feel like it is our duty as innovators to focus on fields that we are passionate about that can affect millions of people in a positive way. For us at Medko, it’s health.

Good news: Innovation knows no bounds.  Bad News: Innovation has enemies within the culture, especially the fear of failure. Chile must continue maintaining, and growing, innovation leadership in Latin America.  Time is our judge. – Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, at the LatAm Innovation Summit July 30, 2013

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Epistemonikos – The most efficient health search engine in 9 languages!

Medical care and information is usually needed immediately, or at least as soon as possible.

But also as convenient and easy as possible.

So how do I obtain the best information that I can really rely on?

This challenge is being addressed thanks to non-profit start-up Epistemonikos which seeks to provide the best evidence-based health care combined with information technologies, making it so much easier for people to make decisions with regard to clinical or health-policy issues.

The easily accessible and free collaborative public beta version of this search engine in Spanish was officially launched on August 20th, 2012 with great success.

They are working to better support and aggressively build on the more than 32,000 users from all the continents that have visited the platform since April 2012.

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