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Just announced: Brainnovations Pitch Contest on December 6th, 2017, featuring a stellar “Sharp Tank”

 

In order to fos­ter inno­v­a­tive bridges and prob­lem-solv­ing between sci­en­tists, prac­ti­tion­ers, tech­nol­o­gists and entre­pre­neurs, the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (Decem­ber 5–7th) will host a Brainnova­tions Pitch Con­test on Decem­ber 6th. Ear­ly-stage star­tups will sub­mit their ele­va­tor pitch and 1–2 page busi­ness plan, and up to 16 select­ed Final­ists will get to pitch their idea to the Judges and to all Sum­mit par­tic­i­pants in one of 4 cat­e­gories: Health­care, Work­place, Edu­ca­tion, and Qual­i­ty of Life.

Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, Sharp­Brains’ CEO, and Dr. Bob Bilder, Direc­tor of the UCLA Ten­nen­baum Cen­ter for the Biol­o­gy of Cre­ativ­i­ty, will co-run the event to ensure a fun, stim­u­lat­ing and mean­ing­ful con­test.

Con­firmed mem­bers of the Judg­ing Panel–our very own “Sharp Tank”–include:

  • Adam Haim, PhD, Chief of the Small Busi­ness Inno­va­tion Research (SBIR) and Small Busi­ness Tech­nol­o­gy Trans­fer (STTR) Pro­grams at the Nation­al Insti­tute of Men­tal Health (NIMH)
  • Alexan­dra More­house, Chief Mar­ket­ing Offi­cer at Ban­ner Health
  • Ariel Garten, Founder and Chief Evan­ge­lism Offi­cer at Inter­aX­on
  • Bill Reich­man, MD, Pres­i­dent and CEO of Bay­crest
  • Bill Tuck­er, Senior Advi­sor to the K12 Edu­ca­tion Pro­gram at the Bill & Melin­da Gates Foun­da­tion
  • Char­lie Hartwell, Oper­at­ing Part­ner at Bridge Builders Col­lab­o­ra­tive
  • Col­in Mil­ner, Founder and CEO of the Inter­na­tion­al Coun­cil on Active Aging (ICAA)
  • Dan­ny Dankn­er, CEO and Co-founder of Applied Cog­ni­tive Engi­neer­ing
  • David Barash, MD, Chief Med­ical Offi­cer and ED of Glob­al Health at GE Foun­da­tion
  • Eduar­do Briceño, CEO and Co-founder of Mind­set Works
  • Edward Kli­phuis, Invest­ment Direc­tor at Mer­ck Ven­tures
  • John Cam­mack, Angel Investor
  • Karen Postal, PhD, Pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­can Acad­e­my of Clin­i­cal Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy (AACN)
  • Kath­leen Herath, Asso­ciate Vice Pres­i­dent Health & Pro­duc­tiv­i­ty at Nation­wide Insur­ance
  • Lisa Neu­berg­er, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Strat­e­gy + Inno­va­tion at Accen­ture Cor­po­rate Cit­i­zen­ship
  • Neil Alli­son, Direc­tor of Busi­ness Mod­el Inno­va­tion at Pear­son North Amer­i­ca
  • Zack Lynch, Gen­er­al Part­ner at Jazz Ven­ture Part­ners

More details com­ing on August 1st…Click HERE to learn more.

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