A sleep apnea therapy startup founded by University of Washington master’s degree student Ryan Yousefian has recently racked up several competition wins. Yousefian founded startup ApnoMed in 2017, which is developing oral appliances for sleep apnea.

According to GeekWire, Yousefian’s own obstructive sleep apnea was treated by his father orthodontist and dental sleep medicine practitioner Joseph Yousefian, DMD, MS, DABO, DABDSM, giving him firsthand insight into the sleep disorder and its therapies.

ApnoMed’s recent honors include: