ONKOL Named Edison Awards Finalist

ONKOL to be Recognized at Edison Awards Gala on April 21 in New York

Feb 12, 2016, 08:45 ET from ONKOL

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Milwaukee startup ONKOL has been named a 2016 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™.  The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison's persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

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"It's exciting to see companies like ONKOL continuing Thomas Edison's legacy of challenging conventional thinking," said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards' executive director.  "Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers." Award winners will be announced April 21, 2016 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic Ballroom of the Capitale in New York City.

"We created ONKOL to bridge the technology gap between families, professionals, and caregivers who care about the elderly as they transition from age-in-place to in-home care and then into independent and assisted facilities," said Erich Jacobs, CEO of ONKOL.  "We are truly honored to have our innovative approach recognized by the Edison Awards panel."

Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists' success in meeting the award's stringent criteria of quality.  The voting panel includes members of:


Chief Marketing Officer Council (CMO)   

BPI Network

Design Management Institute (DMI) 

Past Edison Award winners

American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC) 

Marketing professionals

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 


Georgia State Marketing Roundtable (GSU) 


Product Development and Management Association (PDMA)  


Assoc. of Technology Mgmt & Applied Engineering  (ATMAE)  



ONKOL is a company whose mission is to enable the newest Internet of Things (IoT) innovations to work for the benefit of the elderly and those who care about them. It's flagship product is the ONKOL hub:  a beautiful device that simultaneously links a wide variety of third-party home and health monitoring sensors directly to family members, professionals, and data platforms. For more information about ONKOL, visit www.onkol.net

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.

Media Contact:
Erich Jacobs