Biomedical Innovation Cup 2017

annual shark-tank style pitch event

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Marriott Eagle Crest – Auditorium 2
1275 South Huron Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan

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 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.

Special Guest Host: Paul Riser, M.B.A. Managing Director, Tech Town Detroit

International Panel of Judges:
Kaushik Ghosal
BioMotiv – Cleveland, OH

Sean Kearney
Three Leaf Ventures – Ann Arbor, MI

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

Karen Spilizewski
RiverVest Venture Partners – Cleveland, OH

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ECM Technologies

Electrocardiomatrix (ECM): A New Method for Detection of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Jimo Borjigin, Ph.D.


FibrosIX LLC

Development of a Highly Potent Inhibitor of the Rho/MRTF/SRF Pathway as A Novel Oral Therapeutic for Scleroderma

Scott Larsen, Ph.D.
Rick Neubig, M.D., Ph.D.


EVOQ Therapeutics

A Novel Nano-Vaccine Technology for Cancer Immunotherapy

James Moon Ph.D.
Anna Schwendeman, Ph.D.


CellScope Retina

The easy, wide-field retinal imaging system

Tyson Kim, M.D., Ph.D.


MedigenixBio, Inc.

Preclinical Data Package for a Small Molecule Inhibitor of PAI-1

Dan Lawrence, Ph.D.

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