$100k New Ventures Competition Finalists Announced
The 2020 Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition is well underway. This year has been highly competitive with an unprecedented number of applications submitted.
In the $100k New Ventures Competition, Tufts community members vie for prizes which total more than $100,000. The awards go towards launching a business idea or enhancing one that already exists.
The breadth of initiatives is far-reaching. From general technology and social impact to medical devices and life sciences, participants are establishing new industry standards and practices with the potential to impact millions.
A total of 34 teams were invited to participate in the semi-finals on March 6: 12 General Technology teams, 10 Medical Devices and Life Science teams and 12 Social Impact teams. Each semi-finalist team pitched their business to a panel of judges that included investors, Tufts faculty members, entrepreneurs and business leaders.
From dental stem cells to help spinal cord injury treatment, to a shrimp aquaculture farm and even a student-to-student textbook exchange, each business presented a problem with a unique solution.
After much deliberation, the judges' verdicts are in. Just 17 teams will advance to the live finals on Friday, April 3.
- Sea Dragon Aquaculture Farm
- Food Ease
- Resonance Lab
- Sacramento Valley Food Hub
- Textbook Exchange Network
Medical Devices and Life Science
- Indent Therapeutics
- Nanoscience Solutions, LLC
Live pitches for the Tufts $100k Competition finals will take place virtually this year through an interactive online platform.
To learn more about the Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition and to register to attend the live finals, keynote and awards celebration click here.