SCALE and Brain Race Challenge Information Session

by New Orleans BioInnovation Center

Date and Time

Tuesday August 6th 2019
Starting @ 4:30 pm


New Orleans BioInnovation Center 1441 Canal St New Orleans, LA 70112

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Come to the New Orleans Bioinnovation Center to learn about the opportunities for you in Center for Advancing Innovation's (CAI) startup challenges. CAI conducts an award winning startup challenge to form teams and pair them with federally-funded inventions to launch new companies. They've created 3 Unicorn companies and multiple $100M+ companies over the past 4 years. The SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Enterprises) Challenge is an unprecedented open innovation contest, supported by the Walton Family Foundation and orchestrated by The Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI), a global 501(c)3 nonprofit that works to accelerate research commercialization. SCALE will launch 20+ companies working to disrupt the supply chain and logistics industry sector. The resulting companies will be headquartered in Northwest Arkansas, home to Walmart, Tyson, J.B. Hunt and the University of Arkansas. You can learn more and see the inventions at The Brain Race is orchestrated by the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) in partnership with The Brain Tumour Charity and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. This initiative is different. As with CAI’s prior challenges, teams will advance promising de-risked inventions selected with rigorous due diligence by potential investors and industry experts. Teams will also enter with their own commercially viable inventions. Yet, for the first time, CAI invites anyone to submit an idea with the potential to improve the quality of life for brain tumor patients. An expert judging panel will select a total of 15 winners from the pool of teams, advancing promising inventions and individuals with the best ideas. More About The Center for Advancing Innovation – Challenge Inventor and Partnerships The Center for Advancing Innovation is a 501C3 public-private partnership based in the Washington DC area that identifies federally-funded inventions from government agencies and research universities, and pairs them with management teams to launch new companies. CAI has unprecedented access to over 170,000 inventions and 80+ agreements across the federal labs, universities and hospitals. In addition, CAI has created a proven, prestigious award-winning challenge-accelerator model with significant, prominent recognitions by the White House (as part of Startup America), three prestigious awards from Health and Human Services and the Federal Laboratory Consortium as well as many notable endorsements from several other reputable media outlets such as the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Nature, Huffington Post, Wired, etc. The challenge has proven highly successful as it provides a robust, tailored training program and a super-charged, world-class mentor ecosystem to catalyze and hyper-accelerate the growth of “gazelle” high-impact companies. CAI’s prior challenges were the catalyst for 280+ startup companies and created over thousands of knowledge-based jobs. The challenges engaged 1,500 people, 120+ Universities and businesses and advanced 26 promising NIH inventions.

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