WINSTON-SALEM — Sneez, creators of a real-time illness tracking app, has been selected to be a showcase company at the upcoming Venture Atlanta 2020.

Now in its 14th year, the annual conference will be held from October 21-22 as a fully virtual format, Venture Atlanta Live Online.

“We are honored to have been selected as a Showcase Company of Venture Atlanta 2020,” said Sneez CEO Danielle Lamphier.

“Our portfolio of health and wellness technology solutions is rapidly gaining traction, and this opportunity to network with other growth minded innovators and investors couldn’t be more timely. Access to real-time health screening and tracking information is more important now than ever, and Sneez delivers.”

Sneez, a Winston-Salem-based tech startup backed by a former Krispy Kreme Doughnuts exec Steve Lineberger, uses technology and health data integration to help local communities stay informed and healthy.

The Sneez brand was born when pediatric doctors, William Satterwhite and Steven Hodges, created the Sneez app in 2016. It uses diagnosis data from local physicians and urgent care locations to inform the public of a variety of sicknesses occurring in their specific geography, including flu, colds, strep throat and other common illnesses.

This data is used to create a virtual heat map of illnesses circulating in local communities by zip code. The app also helps consumers and their families connect with local healthcare providers through scheduling in-office and virtual visits with providers, as well as equipping users with helpful information such as the wait times at their local emergency room.

In response to COVID-19, Sneez recently launched SneezSafe, a workplace solution for health screening and care. The web-based platform screens employees and other community members for COVID-19 through a simple daily survey and connects them with healthcare providers for evaluation and treatment.