2014 Finalists for Venture Team Competition

  • April 08, 2014

The Business of Science Center is pleased to announce the finalists of the 4th annual Venture Team Competition. We would like to thank all Primary Investigators and student teams who participated in the Venture Team Program this past year for your hard work and collaboration on each project. Every year, we are more impressed by the quality of the technologies and the advancement of these exciting projects.

The 2014 Venture Team Competition will be held on Tuesday, May 20th. Each team will deliver an investment-style pitch to a panel of experienced judges who will evaluate the potential of the technologies. Teams will compete for the grand prize in proof-of-concept funds to accelerate the technology toward commercialization.

Please join us by registering for the event: http://2014vtcompetition.eventbrite.com

Congratulations, Finalists:

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 Kum & 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