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Virtual: BioTN Scipreneur Challenge 2021 General Interest Meeting

January 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

After the cancellation of the 2020 edition of this event, we are excited to announce we will be having the Scipreneur Challenge in 2021!

In a “Shark Tank”-like competition setting, the Scipreneur Challenge (formerly the Tech Venture Challenge) from BioTN’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).

The 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.

  • Work in cross-disciplinary teams with an industry mentor
  • Develop mock commercialization plans
  • Pitch those plans for cash prizes to a panel of local industry experts

Winners receive prize money raised through program sponsorship. The final pitch will be held in late March.

Additional Information: Scipreneur Challenge

General interest meeting Information, on January 19th at 5:30pm –

Meeting ID: 910 7413 7999

Passcode: 986760

To attend, join the Zoom meeting here.


January 19
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Vanderbilt University