Alumni ​entrepreneurs invited to first-ever White House Demo Day

Andrew Brimer, Abby Cohen

Sparo Labs, a digital health startup based in downtown St. Louis, has been invited to participate in the first ever White House Demo Day hosted by President Obama on Tuesday, August 4th. Co-Founders Andrew Brimer, EN '13 and Abby Cohen, EN '13 will travel to Washington D.C. for the event and are proud to represent the burgeoning St. Louis startup community.

The first-ever White House Demo Day will celebrate the important role entrepreneurship plays in America’s economy. Unlike a private-sector Demo Day, where entrepreneurs and startups pitch their ideas to funders, these select innovators from around the country will “demo” their individual stories. The event will be webcast live.

The Demo Day event will showcase why we need to give more entrepreneurs from all walks of life a chance to turn their ideas into indispensable products and services, and will include new announcements that support inclusive entrepreneurship.

Sparo Labs will be exhibiting their product—Wing™—at the Demo Day. Wing helps you control your asthma or other respiratory condition using a powerful app and pocket-sized sensor that measures your lungs. Wing ends the fear and uncertainty of asthma by empowering users to better understand, track, and proactively manage their condition.

Andrew and Abby are active members of the growing St. Louis startup community and share their experiences with current students working on their own entrepreneurial endeavors. They volunteer with the Skandalaris Summer Internship Program (a program that helps students find internships at local startups and incubate their own ideas), Prosper (an organization addressing the entrepreneur gender gap in the St. Louis region), Spark! Incubator (a startup incubator for high school students in the Parkway Public School District), and are on the Board of Directors for the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America - St. Louis Chapter.