Awards & Press


Co-founders Regina, Abe and Hieu were all named Forbes 30 Under 30 2019

$75k in flash funding from Arrow, 2017

IBM Health Hackathon 2015, 1st place

TechCrunch Pitch-Off 2016, Top 10 "Creme of the Austin Startup Crop"

Takeda & Medstartr’s Deep Dive Open Innovation in Depression Challenge 2016 Winner of $35,000 at the Health 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara

SheHacksHTX 2016 1st place, Xconomy

Pitch-A-Kid 1st place, NPR

CVS Retail and Health Innovation Challenge 2015 hosted by Wake Forest University, Finalist

Top 5 Healthcare Hero in the IoT World Cup 2015/16 during the Mobile World Congress

1st Place Winner of 2016 Hardware Cup in Austin hosted by AlphaLabs and TechShop Round Rock, finalist at Nationals

Silicon Valley Innovation in Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF), Invited Startup

SeedSumo's Hot Pepper Pitch 2016 participant at SXSW Interactive 

“Outstanding Startup in Tulsa” by the Tulsa Chamber for Global Entrepreneurship Week

Aging 2.0 participant in the #30in30in30 initiative

1776 Challenge Cup, Local Austin round

Open Houston Pitch Competition Finalists, November 2015

St. Edward’s University Business Plan Competition 2015, 1st place



Forbes 30 Under 30 2019, Manufacturing & Industry

Next Gen Summit (article) Spotlight on co-founder, Regina Vatterott

Digital Journal (article) The average founder is middle-aged, here are 5 founders under 30

Startup Grind (article) 50 Millennial Founders (+ their startups) to watch in 2018

The Case Foundation #FacesofFounders (article) Q&A with the Research Triangle’s Up and Coming Startups

Arrow Electronics (article) Arrow Funds Tech Startup EllieGrid for Smart Pillbox Technology

Crowdfund Insider (article) Indiegogo Success: Elliegrid’s Smart Pillbox Awarded $75,000 in Flash Funding From Arrow

Supplement Police (article) EllieGrid Smart Pillbox – Vitamin & Medication Reminder Tracker

AARP & The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at TMCx (panel) Innovation & Health Summit

HatchPad (article & vlog) How EllieGrid Is Changing The Way Patients Take Their Medication

Indiegogo (article) How This Mexican Immigrant Became an Entrepreneur Right Out of College

Austin Women’s Magazine (article) Entrepreneur Regina Vatterott makes it her business to stay in shape.

SWAAY Media (article) Uniting Function And Form: Meet The Smart Pill Box Changing The Game

Rockets are Cool (video) The smart pillbox allows for easy prescription or supplement management.

Houston Chronicle (article) Houston startups tap into growing aging market

OMGFacts Facebook (video) “This is a smart pillbox” (215,000 + views)

WFAA Channel 8 News (video) ABC's Shark Tank spawns local version with investors, entrepreneurs

Hatch Pad (blog) 2016 Gift Guide: Beauty & Wellness

The Eric Holtzclaw Show (radio)

Performance Marketer (vlog) Crowdfunding and Marketing with Regina from EllieGrid

Crain’s Austin 20-somethings offer fresh take on old concept of pillboxes

Brit + Co 9 Amazing Kickstarters to Fund This November

Healing Ties from The Bow Tie Guy (podcast)- EllieGrid: Making Medication Management Easier

Entrepreneurs Under 25 (podcast) 24: Think Outside the Pillbox with Co-Founder of EllieGrid Regina Vatterott

Gadgetify (article) EllieGrid Smart Pillbox Manages Your Pills

TEDx (video) College Start-Up: Now is the Time! | Abe Matamoros | TEDx University of Tulsa

NPR For Entrepreneurs, Pitching To Pint-Sized Sharks Is No Child's Play

Xconomy Houston SheHacks Event Encourages Women to Form, Lead Tech Startups

InformationWeek 10 IoT Startups You Need To Know

St. Edwards Magazine From Classroom to Startup: Entrepreneurship major takes her product to the Austin business scene — and stands out

MedCityNews Takeda gets into the digital health crowdsourcing game with depression app challenge

MobiHealthNews In-Depth: News recap of Health 2.0's Fall Conference Takeda Thinks Outside the Pillbox & Awards $35K to Digital Startup App for Depression