Last week, BioTN, with the support from Epicenter Memphis and Patterson IP Law in Nashville, held the final pitch competition for the Fall Scipreneur Challenge! Held virtually and in-person, this challenge featured graduate and postdoc students from across Tennessee as they pitched their mock companies based on biomedical intellectual property from UTRF and Vanderbilt University CTTC to a panel of expert judges. Thank you for everyone who joined us for this great event to help advance the biomedical technologies from Tennessee! For more information on the challenge, visit the Scipreneur Challenge website today.

2023 Fall Featured Judges:

Mark Kilgore, Patterson IP Law

Jennifer Zachry, Orion Therapeutics

Steven King, BioTN Mentor Network

Winner: Cryosalt

Technology: University of Tennessee Research Foundation

Founders: Juliana Yang, Megan Stone, Min Li, Tao Wang

PimoHype X

Technology: Vanderbilt CTTC

Founders: Imam Uddin, Ash Jayagopal, Jashim Uddin, Josh Penn

Silicon BioKit

Technology: Vanderbilt CTTC

Organizers: James White, Ugur Yertsever, Parker Willmon, Dong Han