March 2, 2016

News and Awards

November 2017: LiquidGoldConcept presents results of the University of Michigan Pediatric, Obstetric, and Family Medicine Resident LSM Validation Trial (Phase 1) in Atlanta, GA at the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Conference!

Anna (left) and Lisa Hammer, MD, IBCLC (right) exhibiting LSMs at the ABM Conference in Nov 2017.

July 2017: The LiquidGoldConcept team exhibits at ILCA 2017 in Toronto!

April 2017: Anna Sadovnikova, CEO, featured in University of Michigan School of Public Health Alumni newsletter.

February 2017: Anna Sadovnikova, CEO, and the American Medical Women’s Association at UC Davis organized a symposium for young women (ages 12-25) to learn about opportunities in entrepreneurship and research in the STEM fields.

January 2017: Anna Sadovnikova, CEO and interns Anita Gunaseelan, Kirat Sandhu, and Angela Nguyen presented their research at the California Breastfeeding Coalition Summit in Los Angeles. We led a workshop for attendees on “How to use the internet, smartphones, and digital health to improve the breastfeeding experience.”

Kirat, Anna, Anita, Angela (Left to Right)

Congratulations to all three interns on a successful first conference!

Kirat Sandhu presented her work on how digital marketing strategies can be applied to improve the reach of breastfeeding organizations.

Anita Gunaseelan presented her analysis of breastfeeding smartphone apps.

Angela Nguyen presented her review of lactation support services in the tech industry.

November 2016: LiquidGoldConcept exhibits at the Golden1 Center at the November 14th Global Impact Ventures event.

LiquidGoldConcept is the “Startup of the Month” at Comstock’s Magazine

October 2016: LiquidGoldConcept showcased MomKit as exhibitors at the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine conference in Washington DC.


Anna and Samantha at the 2016 Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Conference

August 2016: Anna, our CEO, is an Invited Speaker at NerdNite East Bay, where she taught the crowd how to properly hand express breast milk.

July 2016: Anna, our CEO, is an Invited Speaker at the international conference call of the Breastfeeding Innovations Team

June 2016: Winner of the CITRIS Tech for Social Good Award

Inaugural LGC-AMWA Undergraduate Research Symposium held at UC Davis School of Medicine – Keynote Speaker: Julie A. Freischlag, M.D., Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine at UC Davis

May 2016: Finalist in the UC Davis Big Bang Business Competition

Winners of the UC Berkeley Big Ideas Contest

Became an Ann Arbor SPARK company

March 2016: UC Davis Medical Student Poster Day Presentation about the Breastfeeding Research Internship and JumpStart Prototype Grant, University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship

February 2016: Anna, our CEO, interviewed by Phia Bennin, the producer of the Reply All podcast by Gimlet Media.


Jeff at the Michigan Business Challenge

January 2016: Round 1 Finalists in the Michigan Business Challenge

December 2015: Regional Finalists in the InnovateHER competition.

October 2015: Gave a Poster presentation at  Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

We presented our breast massage research at the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine in October 2015. We were interviewed for the Breastfeeding Medicine podcast!

July 2015: Anna, our CEO attended the Biomedical and Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy at UC Davis where she met dozens of innovative researchers in the Sacramento community.

April 2015: Anna, our CEO, named top 15 Innovative Female Students to Watch in 2015 at the University of Michigan

Ileisha at SXSW

March 2015: Booth @ SXSW in Austin, TX, Representing InnovateBlue and the School of Public Health at SXSW Interactive

Anna, our CEO, was interviewed by Rude Jude of the All Out Show from the SiriusXM radio station Shade45!

March 2015: Invited exhibitor, DATA360 Conference in Dearborn, MI

We first exhibited our lactation simulation model prototype here and appeared in the Detroit City Buzz Examiner the next week!

February 2015: JumpStart Prototype and Travel Grant, University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship

November 2014: Anna, our CEO, appears in the University of Michigan School of Public Health Magazine–Findings. Check out page 54!

April 2014: JumpStart Prototype Grant, University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship

March 2014: 1st Place “Empowering the Underserved”, University of Michigan School of Public Health Innovation in Action Competition

From October 2013 to March 2014 LiquidGoldConcept participated in the Innovation in Action competition hosted by the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. During the competition our team was tasked with developing an innovative solution to solve a public health and education problem. As we moved through the five-month competition we participated in various workshops that helped us develop our idea, learn more about the market, conduct customer discovery, and ultimately taught us how to pitch our idea – a breast pump that uses both massage and suction. The competition culminated with us pitching our idea to the public and a team of judges at the School of Public Health. We were honored to receive First Place in the Empowering the Underserved Category