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UT Dallas, October 19th: Public grand opening of the new Brain Performance Institute by the Center for BrainHealth

New Brain Performance Institute at UT Dallas (Photo by Albert Vacerka, Esto Photographics)

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We are happy to announce that the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas, an esteemed Partner of the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, is opening a fantastic new home for its Brain Performance Institute.

Leanne Young, executive director of the Brain Performance Institute, makes one crucial point about their mission and vision: Read the rest of this entry »

New Speakers @ 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th)

Dear colleague,

We just crossed 100 registrants, in 11 countries, to participate at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit!

And, proud to announce a few great additions to the already world-class Speaker Roster: Read the rest of this entry »

SharpBrains Announces new Brainnovations Pitch Contest and ‘Sharp Tank’ to promote Brain Health & Enhancement in the Digital Age

— Judging Panel for the Brainnovations Pitch Contest

In order to spark innovative collaborations between brain scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs worldwide, independent market research firm SharpBrains has launched a Brainnovations Pitch Contest open to startups harnessing brain research and emerging technologies to help every human being thrive in the digital age.

The Call for Submissions is open until October 31st, 11 PM US Pacific Standard Time. 12 Finalists will pitch at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Enhancement in the Digital Age (December 5-7th, 2017).

“We are honored to count on such a distinguished ‘Sharp Tank’ to discuss and select the most promising startups in the digital health and neurotech space,” says Alvaro Fernandez, SharpBrains‘ CEO & Editor-in-Chief, who will co-facilitate the contest with Dr. Bob Bilder, Director of the UCLA Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity.

Keep reading press release Here.

Learn more & Register Here.

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)

GUIDELINES, FAQS AND SUBMISSION FORM HERE

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!

Large study highlights the cognitive enhancement value of both higher education and lifelong learning

 

Courtesy David Lee at The Daily Californian

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UC Berkeley study links cognitive longevity to higher education (The Daily Californian):

“A study led by campus researchers found that higher levels of education are linked to later ages of peak cognitive performance…The team was able to use anonymous data gathered from almost 200,000 subscribers to Lumosity, an online cognitive training program, whose users consented that their results could be used for scientific research. Read the rest of this entry »

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