April 30, 2010
Venture Team Takes Second at New Venture Championship
Oregon Law students and Technology and Entrepreneurship Program Fellows Liz Holsapple and Nick Boehm, along with UO physics student Yonatan Schultz, recently placed second at the 19th Annual New Venture Championship, a business plan competition held by the Charles H. Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship of the University of Oregon.
The University of Oregon team represents Mosaic Genetics LLC, which 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.
As the second place finisher, the team was awarded $10,000. They will go on to represent the UO at the Moot Corp. Business Plan Competition in Austin, Texas.
NanoMark Therapuetics from the University of Louisville won the 2010 New Venture Championship, and Green Valley Solar from the University of Arkansas took third place honors.