Accelerator company heads named in Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list

Seven heads of companies who have taken part in DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator programme have been named in Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list.

Oliver Armitage and Emil Hewage of Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems (CBAS) were listed alongside Chris Edson and Michael Gibbs of OurPath in the in the science and healthcare category; whilst co-founders of Digital Therapeutics Maroof Ahmed, Yusuf Sherwani, and Sarim Siddiqui were listed in the social entrepreneurs category.

CBAS hopes to bridge the tricky gap between bionic devices – both limbs and organs -and the body’s nervous system, making neural interfaces for bionic implants. Its aim is to create artificial limbs that respond as if they’re real biological appendages.

OurPath is a digital program that helps people living with type 2 diabetes to change their lifestyles. Every participant gets assigned a dietitian, a support group, and a full suite of tracking technology to help them lose weight. It’s part of a pilot programme in the NHS to use digital tools to combat obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Digital Therapeutics developed Quit Genius,the world’s first app to deliver personalized and gamified cognitive behavioral therapy to smokers trying to quit. The science-based app is just the beginning for the group, who intend to build more personalized virtual therapy platforms.

The prestigious annual list features 600 young stars from 20 different industries. Selecting these youthful visionaries involves thousands of nominations, and an expert shortlisting and assessment process. Now in its seventh year, and with a 4,000-strong alumni network that spans the globe, this list continues to spotlight the impressive and the inspiring.