UW–Madison student and co-founder of Blexx featured on podcast

Close up photo of a hypodermic needle with a drop of fluid coming off the end

This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features Erin Tenderholt, founder of a Madison-based startup called Blexx. Tenderholt has created a new patent-pending technology in hopes of improving how people dispose of hypodermic needles. “This cost is bigger than you imagine. Ask a nurse, ask a tattoo parlor, ask a funeral home director about their experience with hypodermic needles,” she said. “The time to change this is now.”  Tenderholt has created a prototype device — about the size of a large water bottle — which can sanitize and destroy needles within seconds.

Blexx was the audience vote winner of the recent Elevator Pitch Olympics, held in Madison by the Wisconsin Technology Council as part of the Early Stage Symposium. She and her team also went through Discovery to Product’s Igniter program. Listen to the podcast below.