Biomedical Innovation Cup 2018

Biomed Innovation Cup
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Biomedical Innovation Cup 2018

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Auditorium 2, Marriott Eagle Crest Ypsilanti

Join Fast Forward Medical Innovation as teams of biomedical researchers take the stage to pitch their innovations to the “sharks” of the investment world at the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium.

Sandra Cochrane
Special Guest Host
Sandra Cochrane
Director
WMed Innovation Center

The path to market for a new biomedical product is challenging. It’s not enough to have a deep knowledge of the science. Innovators must be ready to step into the spotlight, showing stakeholders and potential investors clarity of vision and passion.

Join Fast Forward Medical Innovation for this annual event that helps prepare a select group of MTRAC for Life Sciences Innovation Hub teams for launch to market, taking the stage to pitch their innovations to the “sharks” of the investment world at the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium.

And new this year, the Biomedical Innovation Cup will feature a poster showcase highlighting early-stage work by students and researchers from throughout Michigan.

Pitches:

2:30PM OnTrack: Software tool for precise IVF treatment management Michael Lanham, M.D.
2:45PM Alight Sciences, LLC: Technology for early detection of treatment-resistant cancer mutations Alexander Johnson-Buck, Ph.D.
3:00PM FerroForm: 3D-printed ear splint for congenital ear deformity David Zopf, M.D.
3:15PM Trove Analytics: Diagnostics for providing early actionable insight prior to major cardiovascular events Jen Baird, M.B.A.
3:30PM Vedea Health: Dual c-Src/p38 inhibitor for triple negative breast cancer Sofia Merajver, M.D., Ph.D.

And our international panel of judges:

Paul D'Amato
Grand Angels Venture Fund II
Trout Creek Ventures
Grand Rapids, MI

Linda Fingerle
Tappan Hill Ventures
EDF Ventures
Ann Arbor, MI

Matthew Johnson
Bloom Burton & Co. Ltd.
Toronto, ON

Karen Spilizewski
RiverVest Venture Partners
Cleveland, OH