NASHVILLE, TN, April 27, 2021 – Healing Innovations, Inc. today announced that they are the recipient of this year’s Tech Startup of the Year award, one of the most prestigious awards available to Nashville technology startups. The honor is given as part of the 12th annual awards organized by the Nashville Technology Council (NTC).

“Our journey began a couple years ago when a friend of mine got in a car accident,” says Luke Benda, Co-founder and CEO of Healing Innovations. “We saw firsthand the challenges that exist for patients recovering from these kinds of injuries, and we decided to do something about it. Now, getting this product to market, and seeing it acknowledged as a potentially transformative product, is the culmination of that journey. The award is a tremendous honor, one that we’re so grateful for. And we’re even more excited that every day the technology we’ve developed is helping more patients take more steps.”

The NTC’s annual awards, with their goal of, “Connecting, uniting, developing and promoting Middle Tennessee’s rich community of developers and technology entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and institutions,” continue to be one of the local industry’s most important industry events. Last year’s winner, Givful, was recently in Nashville news having been acquired for an undisclosed sum by iSolved, a Charlotte, NC-based leader in HR management.

Together, Healing Innovations and Givful, along with other Nashville standouts like biotech’s HeroWear, and fintech’s Alto Solutions, represent a growing group of Nashville startups that are collectively turning Music City into an innovation scene. Together with longtime area organizations, they’re attracting the world’s attention, and contributing to the recent recruitment of global conglomerates like Oracle. Benda says that, ultimately, it’s about collectively helping more people. “Being a contributing member of Nashville’s growing tech boom is something we’re passionate about. Our mission is to transform lives, and Nashville’s community growth is the kind of tide that raises all ships.”

About Healing Innovations:

Healing Innovations, Inc. is a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of technology that positively impacts the lives of people recovering from neurological injuries.

Healing Innovations is based in Nashville, Tennessee. For additional information about the company, please visit

About Nashville Technology Council:

The Greater Nashville Technology Council is the catalyst for creating America’s premiere collaborative and inclusive tech community. We are the leading voice and advocate for Middle Tennessee’s $8 billion information technology ecosystem; and the 60,000 technology professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers our region’s economy. Our mission is to lead greater Nashville into the world that is becoming.

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