The Tech Venture Challenge, hosted by Vanderbilt University’s Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization, will conclude with the final pitch on April 11. The Tech Venture Challenge is an annual competition designed to provide networking and educational opportunities for Vanderbilt students from a variety of backgrounds including science, business, and law. Under the guidance of business mentors, the student-teams develop and present commercialization plans for Vanderbilt inventions and technologies.

This free event will be held on Thursday, April 11 from 5:30-8:00PM CT at ONEC1TY. Don’t miss this opportunity to see innovative technologies in action–RSVP today

The three technologies pitched and teams competing this year are:

  1. Intellicane
    Inventors: Dr. Nilanjan Sarkar and Dr. Joshua Wade
    Mentor: Kei Gowda
    Team members: Mabel Sato, Francis Cambronero, Bradley Pottgeiger 

  2. T-cell therapy system
    Inventor: Dr. Richard O’Neil
    Mentor: Judsen Schneider
    Team members: Laura Daniel, Hannah Polikowsky, Jordan Best, Ella Hoogenboezem

  3. Cryosheath Catheter
    Inventor:  Dr. David Merryman
    Mentor: Shawn Glinter
    Team members: Amelia Taylor, Joshua Passantino, Jasmine Greer, Andrew Naclerio