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2015 MMTC Swimming with the Sharks Competition

Congratulations to Sandstone CEO and founder, Greg Sommer, PhD, for taking 1st place in this year's Swimming With The Sharks competition. Kudos to Greg, his team and their collective creativity resulting in world's first convenient, home-based, male fertility test.
2016 Swimming with The Sharks Winner

Thank you to all our finalists and judges!
2016 Swimming with The Sharks Participants

Alan B. CarterModerator: Alan B. Carter, Consultant, Sales Performance International

 

Back by popular demand is the "Swimming with the Sharks" competition! Companies seeking venture funding will pitch their company's value proposition to a panel of judges and the top place winner will receive recognition as the "2016 Tri-Con Most Promising Company"

Congratulations to the finalists:

  • Genomic Expression
  • Cube Dx GmbH
  • Sandstone Diagnostics
  • AboGen Inc.
  • Xcell Biosciences
  • Nanopore Diagnostics, LLC
  • Correlia Biosystems
  • Tasso, Inc.
  • Luminostics, Inc.
  • NIESM Pty Ltd.

Format:

  • 10 companies will give 5 minute presentations in the first round of the competition
  • 5 finalists will be chosen to give a 10 minute presentation in the second round of the competition
  • Summary and Award for top start-ups (first and second place) will be presented by panel of judges

Moderator:
Alan B. Carter, Consultant, Sales Performance International

Panel of Judges:
Harry Glorikian, Healthcare Consultant
Stan Rose, Ph.D., CEO, Transplant Genomics
Enrico Picozza, MS, Venture Partner, HLM Venture Partners
Paul D. Grossman, Ph.D., Venture Partner, Telegraph Hill Partners
Chris Heid, Treasurer and Board Member, Berkeley Angel Network

Selection and Coaching Committee:
Chris Heid, Treasurer and Board Member, Berkeley Angel Network
Peter S. Miller, COO, Genomic Healthcare Strategies

Qualifying Criteria:

  • Clinical Utility
  • Investor Readiness
  • Healthcare Impact

Format:

  • 12 companies will give 5 minute presentations in the first round of the competition
  • 5 finalists will be chosen to give a 10 minute presentation in the second round of the competition
  • Summary and Award for top start-ups (first and second place) will be presented by panel of judges

Panel of Judges:

 Paul D. GrossmanPaul D. Grossman, Ph.D., Venture Partner, Telegraph Hill Partners

 

Stan RoseStan Rose, Ph.D., CEO, Transplant Genomics

 

Enrico PicozzaEnrico Picozza, MS, Venture Partner, HLM Venture Partners

 

Harry GlorikianHarry Glorikian, Healthcare Consultant

 

Chris Heid, CFO, Berkeley Angel Investors

 

Proposal Form

12 finalists will be chosen from the submissions received to present and compete at this year’s Tri-conference.  

Key criteria for consideration while filling out the application:

  • Concise summary of enabling technology
  • Clarity of clinical impact on patient outcomes
  • Clarity of solution to assist physicians in decision making
  • Financial impact on healthcare system

* - required fields


 

Please provide the following information:

   
* Company Name:  
   
* Speaker Name:  
   
* Speaker Job Title, Department:  
   
* Speaker Bio:  
* Year Company Was Founded:  
   
* Company Mission Statement:  
* Summary of Company Focus:  
* Describe Your Product (ie type of technology, platform, biomarker) or Type of Service:  
   
* Links to Additional Information Detailing Company’s Impact on Healthcare Including Website, Public Presentations and YouTube:
   
* Link 1:  
  Link 2:  
  Link 3:  
  Link 4:  
   
* Address:
   
* City:
   
* State/Province (US or Canada):
   
* Zip:
   
* Country:
   
* Phone (US or Canada): Ext:  
   
* Email:

 

Deadline for submissions is 12/31/2015. Good luck!