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Pandemic Doesn’t Slow Down Would-Be Entrepreneurs

Leaders of budding businesses share lessons learned when COVID-19 moved the Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition online.
At the semifinals, MSIM Student Jean Phuong Pham pitches her team’s idea to revolutionize bladder cancer monitoring. In the online finals, it won both the medical devices and life science tracks and the Ricci Interdisciplinary Prize.

Thinking on your feet is just one of the qualities that entrepreneurs need, but it certainly was on display earlier this month at the Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition, in which teams competed for prizes and in-kind services totaling more than $100,000.

Rather than cancel the competition amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tufts community quickly pivoted to convert the event, now in its seventeenth year, to an online experience.

Read the full Tufts Now article here.