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Scipreneur Challenge 2020

Posted by on Thursday, February 27, 2020 in Announcements .

In a “Shark Tank”-like competition setting, the Scipreneur Challenge (formerly the Tech Venture Challenge) from Life Science Tennessee’s Academic Alliance offers university students and postdoctoral fellows hands-on experiences in commercialization of research and entrepreneurship. Participants in Scipreneur are assigned to 4- to 6- person teams and granted real-life intellectual property (IP) generated at area research institutions (from the Vanderbilt CTTC).

Teams are tasked with designing a commercialization plan for the technology, including a business proforma (executive summary) and a 10-minute investor pitch. The participating teams, comprising of research scientists, engineers, business students, clinicians, and mentors will present a business plan and compete to win prizes in a final pitch competition, judged by the area business community and investors.  Winners receive prize money raised through program sponsorship. The final pitch will be held in late May but there is a general interest meeting in MRBIII Room 1220 on March 19th at 5:30pm.

Scipreneur Challenge 2020
General interest meeting in MRBIII Room 1220 on March 19th at 5:30pm 

Full flyer downloadable here.

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