Cast21, a health startup which creates revolutionary waterproof and breathable lattice structure casts. The orthotic devices eliminate the main causes of patient complaints and clinical complications associated with traditional orthopedic casts. The team has raised $800K in funding. The company’s product Osteon Defender also won the Product of the Year award in 2018, hosted by the Fourth Revolution Awards. Ashley and her teammates leveraged many Illinois resources as students when creating Cast21.
"The Cozad New Venture Competition was the first opportunity to look critically at our business. It was a great experience to get feedback from industry leaders and meet fellow entrepreneurs. We're still in touch with many of those people and continue to exchange ideas to keep our businesses thriving," says Ashley.
Illinois Resources LeveragedCozad New Venture Competition 2015-2016 Finalist (TEC program)
iVenture Accelerator 2016-2017 Cohort Team (Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership program)
EnterpriseWorks Incubator Tenant at Research Park
AWARE Grant Recipient
Illinois I-Corps Participant (TEC + EnterpriseWorks Collaboration)
Ashley Moy | CEO & Co-founder (Bioengineering '16)
Jason Troutner | CTO & Co-founder (Mechanical Science & Engineering '16)
Justin Brooks | Co-founder (Electrical and Computer Engineering '16)