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Announcement: The Brainnovations Pitch Contest is Accepting Submissions!

The Brainnova­tions Pitch Con­test just start­ed accept­ing sub­mis­sions from star­tups world­wide work­ing on ways to har­ness brain research and emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies to help every human being thrive in the dig­i­tal age.

Star­tups: Please sub­mit your idea and pitch your solu­tion in front of our expert Judges and 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit par­tic­i­pants for a chance to get feed­back, boost indus­try recog­ni­tion, meet like-mind­ed pio­neers and win a prize pack­age that could give a boost to your ven­ture and solu­tion.

Who Should Apply

The com­pe­ti­tion is open to every start­up in the space that meets the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria:

  • Has been oper­at­ing for five years or less
  • Has a run­ning web­site
  • Can be struc­tured as a for-prof­it or non-prof­it, but needs to show a clear rev­enue mod­el
  • If it is select­ed as a Final­ist, one of the Co-founders can present a Pitch at the Sum­mit, on Decem­ber 6th, 2017 (requires no trav­el, as event is vir­tu­al)


We look for­ward to a fan­tas­tic Pitch Con­test and Sum­mit over­all!

This is the Brain­no­va­tions Judg­ing Panel…our very own “Sharp Tank”!


12 Final­ists will get to pitch on Decem­ber 6th, and the Sharp Tank will select a Win­ner per cat­e­go­ry, facil­i­tat­ed by Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, Sharp­Brains’ CEO & Edi­tor-in-Chief, and Dr. Bob Bilder, Direc­tor of the UCLA Ten­nen­baum Cen­ter for the Biol­o­gy of Cre­ativ­i­ty.

Top Brain­no­va­tions in Health­care will be judged by:

  • Dr. 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)
  • Dr. David Barash, Chief Med­ical Offi­cer and ED of Glob­al Health at GE Foun­da­tion
  • Dr. Edward Kli­phuis, Invest­ment Direc­tor at Mer­ck Ven­tures
  • Dr. Karen Postal, Pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­can Acad­e­my of Clin­i­cal Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy (AACN)

Top Brain­no­va­tions in the Work­place will be judged by:

  • Char­lie Hartwell, Oper­at­ing Part­ner at Bridge Builders Col­lab­o­ra­tive
  • Dan­ny Dankn­er, CEO and Co-founder of Applied Cog­ni­tive Engi­neer­ing
  • Lisa Neu­berg­er, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Strat­e­gy + Inno­va­tion at Accen­ture Cor­po­rate Cit­i­zen­ship
  • Kath­leen Herath, Asso­ciate Vice Pres­i­dent Health & Pro­duc­tiv­i­ty at Nation­wide Insur­ance

Top Brain­no­va­tions in Edu­ca­tion will be judged by:

  • Bill Tuck­er, Senior Advi­sor to the K12 Edu­ca­tion Pro­gram at the Bill & Melin­da Gates Foun­da­tion
  • Eduar­do Briceño, CEO and Co-founder of Mind­set Works
  • Neil Alli­son, Direc­tor of Busi­ness Mod­el Inno­va­tion at Pear­son North Amer­i­ca
  • John Cam­mack, Angel Investor

Top Brain­no­va­tions for Qual­i­ty of Life will be judged by:

  • Alexan­dra More­house, Chief Mar­ket­ing Offi­cer at Ban­ner Health
  • Ariel Garten, Founder and Chief Evan­ge­lism Offi­cer at Inter­aX­on
  • Dr. Bill Reich­man, Pres­i­dent and CEO of Bay­crest
  • Col­in Mil­ner, Founder and CEO of the Inter­na­tion­al Coun­cil on Active Aging (ICAA)
  • Zack Lynch, Gen­er­al Part­ner at JAZZ Ven­ture Part­ners

This Call for Sub­mis­sions is open from Sep­tem­ber 21st till Octo­ber 31st, 11 PM US Pacif­ic Stan­dard Time. Time to rev up those sharp brains!

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