Innovators and inventors sought for health-care and biotechnology competition

Are you an innovator with a product or service relevant to the health-care industry? Are you having difficulty commercializing? Are you looking for professional help from world-class MBA students? Does competing for more than $10,000 in prize money and a chance to present your innovation to a panel of industry experts sound appealing? Then we have your competition ready.

YORKbiotech presents the fourth annual Sanofi Pasteur Healthcare & Biotechnology Venture Challenge (HBVC 2010) with York University’s Schulich School of Business.

Through the venture challenge, selected teams will design a fully utilizable commercialization plan, receiving expert feedback and the chance to glean indispensable knowledge from mentors throughout the competition.

For those seeking additional support, the HBVC also provides an opportunity to attend an educational seminar taught by Schulich faculty and experienced insiders. There participants will learn the basics of business plan writing, the features of a successful proposal and tips on presenting to potential investors.

Financial rewards are not all that HBVC 2010 has to offer; in fact we think it’s the least important part. Curtis Caldwell, the 2008 grand prize winner, put it best when he said, “We knew we had a good idea, but had not determined the best way to commercialize it. The HBVC teamed us up with an experienced mentor and…we also benefited from pitching our plan and getting feedback from a panel of industry experts. The HBVC put us on the right track to start a business.”

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to take your innovation to the next level. If you’re ready to commercialize, you’re ready for HBVC.

For more information, visit the YORKbiotech Web site. Registration applications are due by Sept. 17.