Six Teams To Compete for $50,000 Top Prize at UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition on April 23
April 18, 2003— File #16263
Contact: Ute Frey
Haas School of Business
WHAT: Six finalists will compete for a $50,000
top prize in the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition, an
annual event that gives students, alumni and local entrepreneurs
the opportunity to work together to turn innovative ideas
into real businesses. Next week, these six teams will share
with the public their business plan pitches — the finest
research and technology ideas from both the University of
California, Berkeley, and UC San Francisco.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 23, 6:30 p.m.
WHO: Presenting finalists include:
- Aura Medical, which developed a non-invasive blood pressure (ANIBP) monitor that will fit into a patient’s ear
- Gastric Retention Technologies, allowing physicians to curb not only their patients’ intake of food but, in many cases, their desire for food
- Grizzly Peak Power, providing small commercial and industrial customers with alternative energy generation through solid oxide fuel cell technology
- Medifuel Corp., which developed implantable biological fuel cells that transform the body’s natural energy resource, glucose, into usable electrical energy
- Transplay’s enterprise software, enabling commerce and “advertainment” within online games that run on console systems like Playstation and Xbox
- VSee Lab, which provides distance learning software for the corporate education market, enabling students and teachers to see each other and interact remotely
Speakers will be Scott Kucirek, executive vice president for past finalist zipRealty, and Nick Sturiale, past winner and current partner at Sevin Rosen Funds.
WHERE: UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Arthur Andersen Auditorium. The school is at 2200 Piedmont Ave., between Hearst Avenue and Bancroft Way.
NOTE: For more information, use the contact
information above or visit http://bplan.berkeley.edu.