Practic Pitches for 2014 Venture Team Competition

  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014
  • UCLA
    BSRB 154
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Please join us for the Practice Pitch session on Tuesday, May 13th from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in BSRB room 154. The six finalists (listed below) will deliver their 7-minute investment-style pitch in preparation for the 4th annual Venture Team Competition. Gary Lazar, President and CEO of Paganini Biopharma, Inc., will provide feedback to the teams.

1. Alloprobe – Diagnosis of Sepsis
Drs. Giovanni Zocchi and Chiao-Yu Tseng
Members: Anmol Bajwa, Yuliya Karuchek, & Michele Kattke
Mentor: Martina DeSalvo

2. BigFoot – Medical Monitoring Platform for Chronic Foot Ailments Dr. Ozcan Laboratory
Members: Brian Bender, Kate Fehlhaber, Paul Opgenorth, and Canybec Sulayman
Mentor: Derek Wang

3. Bio-Seal: PneumoGel Sealant System Steve Feng Members: Sarah Johnson, Qiming Deng, Joseph Calvopina, Canybec Sulayman
Mentor: Derek Wang

4. Drug Eluting Polymer for Head and Neck Caner Drs. Maie St. John and Ben Wu
Members: Miguel Edwards, Sarah Johnson, Niyati Mehta, Jonathan Nakashima, Melody Pai, & George Yeh Mentors: Steve Blum and Jemima Escamilla

5. FIRE – Fluorescence Imaging Using Radiofrequency-tagged Emission Dr. Jalali Laboratory  Members: Ryan Jones, Rana Khankan, Ryan Kim & Richard Noroski
Mentor: Martina DeSalvo

6. NAC Solution Prevents Side-Effects Produced by Teeth Bleaching Dr. Anahid Jewett
Members: Wenyuan Wang, Mariana Fontes, Bhavaani Jayaram
Mentor: Alex Shen

Please contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to working together to support innovation and entrepreneurship at UCLA.