What a Great First 24 Hours! Thank You to Our Pelican Indiegogo Sponsors!

We could never have succeeded without our corporate sponsors who supported us from the very beginning of the campaign. Sponsorship gave us the early momentum that led to our ultimate success. We have worked closely with all of our sponsors and recommend their services highly! Please take a minute to check out the great work of Premier Platinum Sponsors Dassault Systèmes and SOLIDWORKS, Gold Sponsors Optikos Corporation and Boston Design Solutions, and Silver Sponsor Supporting Strategies.


The Optikos Corporation optical engineering team, along with CEO Stephen D. Fantone, has donated key technical insight and strategy from our early days designing the DtM Kinkajou Microfilm Projector to our most recent launch, Firefly Phototherapy. We look forward to solving the toughest technical problems with Optikos during Project Pelican. Funding provided by Optikos will diagnose 1,000 babies. Thank you so much, Optikos!


Boston Design Solutions provides outstanding hardware and software engineering design services on-time and on-budget. BDS specified, designed, built, tested, and successfully delivered the electronics for Design that Matters’ three Firefly clinical evaluation prototypes. To-date, the devices have been used in Vietnam for over 850 days collectively, treating over 150 jaundiced newborns and defying the term “prototype”. Funding provided by BDS will diagnose 1,250 babies as part of DtM’s Pelican project. Thank you so much Boston Design Solutions!


Supporting Strategies makes our bookkeeping easy so Design that Matters can focus on saving lives. One morning, we arrived at the DtM office to find that the box with all our paper tax documents was missing! We’d left them too close to the trash can, and they were mistaken for trash! We thanked our lucky stars for our partnership with Supporting Strategies, who ensures that copies of all our paper records also live in the digital world. Funding provided by Supporting Strategies will diagnose 500 babies. Thank you so much Supporting Strategies!