Modern Healthcare
Early Stage


Using AI to empower nurses, everywhere


Ophir Ronen, CEO

Keith Boudreau, Principal Developer

David Garner, CCO

Justin Kearns, Data Scientist


Seattle, WA






Bonfire Lead

Company description

We bring data-driven, AI-powered Operations Health, established and evolved in Enterprise IT, to Healthcare. The CalmWave team has decades of experience using empirical evidence, data science, and hard-won best practices to improve employee retention and overall operational efficiency for organizations. Our goal is to empower nurses and administrators to build more equitable, less stressful, efficient work environments resulting in improved retention and patient outcomes.

Who solve this problem?

Alarms in ICUs are a scourge affecting clinicians, patients, and caregivers. Nurses go home after a hard twelve-hour shift and have their PTSD triggered by the beeping of their microwaves. Patients recovering from major surgery and trying to sleep are kept from doing so by beeping next to their heads every few minutes. Add in the fact that 80-99% of these alarms are false positives, and you can understand the gravity of the situation.

Hardest thing about being a founder?

Going from 0->1 although it is also the most exciting part of being a founder.

Biggest piece of advice for aspiring founders?

What you are setting out to do is incredibly hard — find a peer group of entrepreneurs that you can bounce ideas off of and share war stories. Doing so will keep your sanity and composure intact while you navigate the stormy waters of entrepreneurship.

Most exciting moment so far?

Seeing the math of data science aligning with the AI-powered vision of the company.

Why did you choose Bonfire?

They are down-to-earth, fair, and blunt. They do what they say and say what they do. All of those things are critically important in a long-term relationship.

What’s it like to work with Bonfire?

My first and only paragliding competition was in Medford, Oregon. That was also my first experience being a big thermal with other pilots. We all circled upwards in a clockwise direction, each supporting the other in going ever higher. Working with Bonfire is like that.

Favorite book, useful tool or app?

Snowcrash and Neuromancer