March 19, 2010
Venture Team Students Take on Business Competitions
Oregon Law students and Technology and Entrepreneurship Program Fellows Liz Holsapple and Nick Boehm, along with UO physics student Yonatan Schultz, recently competed at the 2010 Cardinal Challenge business plan competition, held at the University of Louisville, and the McGinnis Venture Competition, held at Carnegie Mellon University.
The challenges showcased new business concepts developed by student teams from graduate programs across North America.
Holsapple, Boehm, and Schultz represented Mosaic Genetics, and finished among the top eight venture teams at the Cardinal Challenge. Mosaic Genetics LLC is bringing to market a new cancer research tool, in the form of a genetically engineered mouse that gives scientists the information they need to efficiently streamline cancer drug development. The proprietary mouse mimics the natural development of cancer, while providing a more detailed, single cell view of a drug’s effect on both cancerous and normal cells.
The Technology and Entrepreneurship Program was formed in 2002 with the goal of offering entrepreneurial business and law students the opportunity to experience the real life challenges of launching a technology-based enterprise.