College students from 64 universities around the world will pitch their unique business ideas to judges in a month-long virtual competition like no other, presented by the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the TCU Neeley School of Business. Emphasis on values. Plans presented by students must be for-profit businesses that benefit the community, environment or a specific population. Past winners include biodegradable alternatives to plasticware and straws; standardized autism treatment; and real-time organ transplant communication.
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By Arselia Gales. A team of students from the University of Arkansas snagged the top spot at Texas Christian University's annual business plan competition this weekend. The winning team from Arkansas invented a robotic process and container that is expected to decrease incorrect cancer diagnoses due to human error in pathology labs. BioBotic Solutions is made up of two components: PathOne, a three-foot system of a conveyor belt, labeler, robotic arm and high-definition camera, and a patent-pending BioBox, a container with a biopsy bag inside. Shree Sharma, a medical researcher and pathologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Sharma invented their solution after seeing problems caused by the manual tissue sampling process in pathology labs. BioBiotic Solutions is expected to decrease pathology lab errors from 1 percent to.
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A company's mission, vision and values set the direction of the company. These may sound like things that only large companies need or have the time to do but you will quickly find, without an overall North Star and guiding direction, you can get lost quickly. Especially in the constantly changing environment of a new venture, these are essential.
During the second semester in the Wolff Center, our students form Intellectual Property IP business plan teams to represent WCE and the Bauer College of Business in coveted business plan competitions held throughout the world. In a year long process, our students build a real-world, commercially viable business plan around this technology with the goal of getting it into market. The teams are guided through the process by WCE professors and an outside mentoring advisory group. All of the IP teams compete for the chance to win monetary prizes to further fund the development of their technology. In addition, the winner or top two teams is given the opportunity to be the traveling competition team in the spring semester for business plan competitions across the country.