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The Avon Foundation, the National Cancer Institute and Center for Advancing Innovation have partnered to create a "first of a kind" Breast Cancer Start-up Challenge; you can find the website here:
The Challenge features Breast Cancer Inventions (9 from the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute and 1 from an Avon Foundation grantee) that have commercial viability and are important to public health. The primary goal of the Challenge is to stimulate the creation of start-up businesses based upon these inventions.
We currently have teams from Wake Forest, UNC, NYU, Ohio State, Rutgers, Mount Sinai Hospital, etc. You can find the full list of teams in the Challenge here: http://www.breastcancerstartupchallenge.com/teams-participating.html. Another 20+ teams are forming and nearly done!
If you know of an innovative self-starter in your University that may have interest in entering the challenge, please share this information and encourage them to enter. While three students must be on each team, the mandatory disciplines (legal, medical/scientific, business and entrepreneurship) for the teams can come from anywhere. The deadline to enter the challenge – the Letter of Intent phase - is November 29, 2013.
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Breast Cancer Start-up Challenge
Contact Rosemarie Truman, CEO of CAI for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202 438 2208.