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Mayo Clinic Think Big Challenge


                                    2016 Mayo Clinic Think Big Challenge 

                                             Entrepreneur in Residence 

The 2016 Mayo Clinic Think Big Challenge, hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation and Mayo Clinic Ventures, has a new twist. This year, one business or entrepreneur will earn the opportunity to license a Mayo Clinic technology, lead a team, and score a $50,000 cash prize. That’s right, we are asking you the entrepreneur, to create and pitch a strategy to take a Mayo Clinic technology to market. Mayo Clinic Ventures will offer several technologies, and applicants will select one to make their case to become the champion of the Mayo Clinic Think Big Challenge. The confidential selection process will be led by venture capitalists, successful entrepreneurs, and technical experts from the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation and Mayo Clinic Ventures. Five finalists will compete at the Mayo Clinic Transform conference, September 14-16, in Rochester, MN, before an expert panel of venture capitalists and a live Transform audience. The winner will become the Mayo Clinic Think Big Challenge Entrepreneur in Residence. 


To view competition rules and regulations, Click Here

To view available technologies, Click Here

To view MCV Term Sheets:

Individuals Click Here  and Startup Companies Click Here

About Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation

Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation (CFI) taps the resources, ingenuity, and legacy of Mayo Clinic’s 150+ years of medical leadership. The Center offers a unique space within Mayo Clinic to rapidly iterate new ideas into the clinical practice. CFI’s multidisciplinary team uses a human-centered design approach to turn innovative ideas into practical solutions that change how people can determine their own health and experience the delivery of health care. 

About Mayo Clinic Ventures 

Mayo Clinic Ventures serves Mayo Clinic’s mission by finding partners that can bring Mayo’s inventions to the marketplace, where they can be used to improve medicine everywhere. Mayo Clinic Ventures’ mission is straightforward: Commercialize Mayo Clinic technologies for the benefit of patients worldwide, while generating revenue to support clinical practice, research and education at Mayo Clinic. For more information, visit http://ventures.mayoclinic.org/ 

About Transform 

Hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, Transform is a catalyst for engaging people to boldly create a sustainable future for health. “Make Change Possible: Thriving in an Ecosystem for Health” is the theme for the Transform 2016 conference, which will take place September 14-16 in Rochester, MN. Now in its ninth year, Transform addresses tough questions, connects a broad spectrum of perspectives, and inspires change through action. In 2015, Transform welcomed 750 attendees from 34 states and 17 countries, representing diverse perspectives as providers, administrators, designers, technologists, entrepreneurs, academics, insurers, policy experts, students, and others committed to thinking differently about the future of health and health care. 


Click here to Register for Transform 2016

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