UW Bioengineering students will lead three teams advancing to the 2016 UW Business Plan Competition. They are among 36 teams who will compete for a total of $85,000 in seed funding to help launch their startups. They advance next to the competition’s Investment Round on Wednesday, April 27. The competition wraps up with the Sweet 16 Round and Final Round on Thursday, May 26.
The UW Business Plan Competition (BPC) is the UW Foster School of Business Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship’s premier entrepreneurship competition. A platform for student-led ventures, the BPC provides student teams with mentoring, the opportunity to share innovative ideas with the Seattle startup community and the visibility they need to get going. More than 3,730 students have participated since its inception in 1998, and 139 teams have been awarded over $1.2 million in prize money.
2016 teams from UW Bioengineering:
Alex Jiao, PhD candidate, UW Bioengineering
Jenna Strully, MD and MBA, UW Foster School of Business
Ned Whalen, undergraduate, UW Foster School of Business
Rob Thomas, MBA, UW Foster School of Business
Aakash Sur, PhD, UW Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
Winnie Leung, master’s candidate, UW Bioengineering
miPS Labs allows you to preserve your youngest cells today to repair and regenerate your body tomorrow.
Earlier this year, miPS Labs won the Second Place Prize in the UW Foster School of Business Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship’s Health Innovation Challenge, and received the second place prize in the 2016 UW Foster School’s Science & Technology Showcase.
In 2015, miPS received the Best Idea for the Future Prize at the UW BPC, and was selected for the Jones & Foster Accelerator Program.
Brian Mogen, PhD candidate, UW Bioengineering
Tyler Libey, PhD candidate, UW Bioengineering
Dimi Gklezakos, PhD candidate, UW Computer Science and Engineering
MultiModal Health develops connected platforms and analytic technology to understand and improve health for everyone.
Earlier this year, MultiModal health received the Second Place Prize in the UW Foster School of Business Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship’s 2016 Health Innovation Challenge.
Marvin Mecwan, PhD student, UW Bioengineering
Ruying Chen, PhD Candidate, UW Bioengineering
Sabrina Kamran, PhD student, UW Pharmacology
Marleny Santos, MD and MBA Candidate, UW Foster School of Business ; UW Bioengineering, UW Pharmacology, UW Foster School of Business
Z-ion+ Technologies utilizes patent-pending technology to make non-stick, long-lasting and durable coatings that can be applied to any vascular medical device to prevent complications due to blood clots.
In January 2016, Z-ion+ Technologies won the Grand Prize in the 2016 UW Foster School’s Science & Technology Showcase.