NYDI Company Profile: Salaso Health

Anyone who has been injured or works in healthcare understands the importance of exercise for recovery from injury and support the management of pain. This week we take a look at how Salaso Health enables physios to support patients on their road to recovery using technology.

What do they do?

The Salso Health Platform allow physios to engage in and track patient’s daily exercise routines.

  • Patient’s can access their exercise program and video tutorials from the smartphone or computer.
  • Physio’s can stay in touch with their patients, create reminders and send them SMS or email messages with a history of all communications held on their record.
  • The platform tracks adherence to the recovery program. This helps inform clinical decisions to improve treatment.

The Target Market

The platform is offered as a white labeled solution so as clinics can support their relationship with clients and build customer loyalty. They target thephysiotherapy, sports and corporate wellness markets.

Listen to Aoife Ní Mhuirí (CEO) speaking (3.18 mins) about Salaso Health at our recent MedTech event.


Support Salso Health by connecting them to hospitals, occupational health professionals, private practice or health and fitness gyms.

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About Our Company Profile Series

Our goal is to connect the Digital Irish community globally; to promote the expansion of Irish startups, by providing access to resources and networking opportunities. Our Company Profile series aims to promote Irish companies within our network. Are you a Irish Start Up looking to expand in the US? Would you like to be featured on our “NYDI Company Profile” series? Please reach out to us at breiffni@digitalirish.com

NYDI Member Focus: Stephen Mulvey, Gaingels

Stephen Mulvey

A Kildare native, Stephen popped his NY cherry as a student, spending an idyllic, if at times excessive summer in Union Square three years ago. He returned last Fall for a closer look. He works in marketing and investment administration for a private equity/VC group called Gaingels, who invest in companies with at least one LGBT founder or senior leader. Also a writing enthusiast, Stephen pens the occasional column for Inc.com and supports NYDI in the promotion of the group as a believer in its utility to Irish professionals in the city. He is passionate about brunching, the music of U2, spontaneous nights out, and the sultry vocal tones of Amazon’s Alexa.

Stephen, tell us about your role and what you like most about it?

Essentially I have two functions; there’s marketing – very much on the B2B end in our business – which essentially involves creating promo or informational materials as we need them for would-be or current investors. Then there’s the usual stuff – maintaining our online presence and coordinating our regular meetings, be they formal pitches or more informal socials. There’s also more straight up administration work – compiling diligence reports, preparing and filing legal documents, setting up meetings etc. Less exciting perhaps, but then I am one of those strange people who get a kick out of a neat spreadsheet!

You have been in New York for over a year now, what advice would you have for young professionals looking to make a career in NY?

I think it’s important to assess the professional benefit of going to NY in a very clinical way. Forget the bright-lights-big-city romance. Think about what it is you do (or wish to do). Does that industry exist in NY? How competitive is it? How can you gain entry to it? And most importantly, who do you know? Because if the answer is nobody and you’re unwilling to get out there and network aggressively to change that, then don’t go. You can experience fabulous things and pimp out your Instagram in a multitude of cities across the world (and have a far better standard of living!). I only answer that question so bluntly because I believe the organizations overseeing programs for people moving here are biased toward presenting a whitewashed version of NYC life. But it’s not easy. It’s not for everyone. But their view is more ‘we’ll take your money and construct a narrative to convince you this can work regardless’.

What is your ambitions professionally for the next 5 years?

I’m 23 and really just starting out; my job right now – irrespective of where I work – is to learn from people who know better. I have to say my bosses are both excellent mentors. They want me to come away from this role a better, more evolved professional. So short term that’s the goal. In five years I’d like to be a consummate marketer, and hopefully have worked in another country – perhaps the developing world. There’s a lot of interesting things happening there.

“Some people will bitterly reflect that it’s not what you know, but who you know. I think the best advice I’ve been given is to embrace that……”

What was the best piece of career advice that you have received?

Some people will bitterly reflect that it’s not what you know, but who you know. I think the best advice I’ve been given is to embrace that. Really think about how the people you know can help you get to where you want to be. And of course, reciprocate. Help the next person up!

Check out Stephen’s Linked In profile here. Are you a professional working in New York and would like to be featured in our Member Focus Series? Contact us at breiffni@digitalirish.com

James Cumiskey

James Cumiskey is a County Armagh native working in NYC and has been a contributor to the NYDI network. James is passionate about travel, writing, Irish politics, fitness, and technology. He has been collaborating with Digital Irish by writing a series of articles for young professionals wanting to work in NYC.

He currently is the Business Development Manager for KEMP Technologies, who provide application load-balancing solutions for small-to-medium sized businesses, Fortune 1000 enterprises and public sector clients worldwide.

James, tell us about your role and what you like most about it?

As Business Development Manager for KEMP, I currently work to identify genuine leads and opportunities for KEMP. I educate IT End Users on KEMP’s solutions and services and advise how it can be best used in their environment.

The position is an enjoyable one. Being the first point of contact, it’s a personable and an engaging role in which I get to speak with many types of people across North America, about a solution they’re interested in and that I truly believe can fit their needs.

Tell us more about KEMP Technologies. What makes you different?

With over 40,000 worldwide deployments KEMP Technologies’ mission has always been to help customers get the best Return on Investment in our load balancers, receiving all the features of our competitors and more, across all platforms, at cost-effective value.

You have been in New York for over a year now, what advice would you have for young professionals looking to make a career in NY?

As a non-American you have to be ahead of the game. Being prepared and setting yourself apart is key. Know your worth. Be educated about the visa process, not all HR departments will know it. Invest time in a professional network outside of work and keep your options open. Do your work well and efficiently. Become invaluable and your career should follow suit.

What is your ambitions professionally for the next 5 years?

New York has given me great exposure to the US and technology market here. Ideally in a few years I do want to be located back in Ireland. Thankfully KEMP has an office there I can transfer to from which I can continue my experience in the European Arena and expand my career hopefully in a more consultative and leadership role.

What was the best piece of career advice that you have received?

Speak to everyone. Put yourself out there. A simple hello whether it be a stranger or someone you work with. You never know what will come of it or where that conversation leads. Nobody’s going to speak for you, you have to do it yourself. l learnt that from my father.

 Read James’ blog series on his experience and advice on making it in NY here:


Are you a professional working in New York and would like to be featured in our Member Focus Series? Contact us at breiffni@digitalirish.com

Meet the NYDI Board: Shane Lennon

Read our Meet the NYDI Board series to get to know our board . The board is here to support Irish startups make connections in the US and run events in New York. Are you an Irish start up looking to expand in the US? Reach out to us!

Shane is a marketinShane Lennong, product, business development and technology operations executive who has built teams with direct responsibility for revenue, marketing, product and operations, even with a stint as CTO. He has led the building and transformation of companies in multiple market sectors across digital, social media, mobile, wearable tech, software/SaaS and products for both B2B and B2C markets, for companies under $1M to $500M+.

Follow Shane on Twitter and Linked In.

Why did you become involved with Digital Irish?

Feargall and I were discussing ‘pitch out of water’ his networking event and an old informal group Niamh Bushnell used to ask me and about 10/15 others to every few months back in 1999/2000/2001, jokingly called NYIrishTechMafia. We thought there was enough irish/irish americans in NY at both senior and mid level to create NYDI with a focus on enabling connections for irish/irish american starts ups coming in the US/NY market.

What advice would you have for Irish companies expanding in the US market?

Size the market opportunity – if it is 4X+ the Irish/UK market then plan to build US marketshare, and you must be willing to put customer facing feet on the ground including at least a founder and senior exec, FT commit for at least 2 years. Understand the cultural nuances of doing business in the US, irish charm get’s you a meeting, it takes a lot more effort and details to close deals, story telling is an irish trait and use it (factual). Show passion for your US customers.

Outline a tech prediction for the year 2025

Micro tech: in manufacturing and health. AI smart micro worker bots that can perform both reactive and preventive activities in your body, will probably lead to the end of many diseases like cancer.

If you had one piece of advice for yourself earlier in your career, what would it be?

Find more mentors and forget about the money (salary) for the first 5 to 10 years, it will come.

What was the best advice you ever received?

  • Start networking for your next job the day you start your new job (half jokingly).
  • Always be learning, you are only as good as the last day/week/month, move forward.
  • Only customers count – they pay or love your product/service, internal data points don’t pay the bills.
  • Hire talent that can move up at least 2 levels, even take my job.

Who was the biggest influence on your career?

CMO at hyper growth digital marketing services firm, opened my eyes and showed me it’s about the people (not the tech, not the process … etc …).
Hire talent better than he was, have to say that, when he left I took over most of his responsibilities.

What do you enjoy most about your current role?

Learning new things or better ways to do old things, mentoring talent to realize potential and be able to smile at the beginning and the end of the day 🙂

What is your motto?

It’s about the mini WOW moments – get enough of them and celebrate the small success and the other things take care of themselves (Revenue, Wins etc …) – pinned to my twitter profile for 3 years now (this week) https://twitter.com/VirtualCMO

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grow up?

  • F1 racing driver like Gilles Villeneuve
  • Architect
  • Best rugby winger/center – David Campese, Keith Crossan or Tim Horan
  • Something in marketing with customers (from 14 I worked in Arnotts every summer and winter break till I was 21 and left college)

What are your passions outside of work?

Coaching youth rugby players – the basic skills and keeping it simple – https://www.instagram.com/rugby.us/
Cooking food – https://www.instagram.com/virtualcmo/

Follow Shane on Twitter and Linked In.