Breast Cancer Start-up Challenge Kicks off Tomorrow
Monday, September 30, 2013
The Avon Foundation (AF), National Institutes of Health National
Cancer Institute (NCI) and Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) have
partnered to launch a "first of a kind" Business Plan and Start‐Up
Challenge for Breast Cancer (BC) inventions that have high commercial
viability and are important to public health.
This Challenge will
accelerate the commercialization of Federal agency and AF grantee BC
inventions, spur economic growth, and provide Universities a platform to
further develop their entrepreneurship learning portfolio. Up to 30
teams will apply and be awarded which could range from $100,000 to $1MM.
Challenge kicks off on October 1, 2013. There are ten NCI and AF
grantee BC inventions that teams can select, which are available now.
Teams must contain three University students and one seasoned
entrepreneur. There is no maximum size to the teams.
Letters of Intent are due November 1. For complete information, please visit breastcancerstartupchallenge.com.