ProVivoX was a finalist for the Dobson Cup, McGill University’s entrepreneurship competition, and members of our team have been featured in interviews with the National Post and Montreal’s CityTV. We have also recently launched a crowdfunding initiative through experiment.com to involve our community in our seed funding. We have been in contact with Quebec’s consortium for industrial research and innovation in medical technology, as well as several venture capitalists and angel investors, and we have initiated collaborative grant applications to achieve our first-year R&D funding goal.
Throughout all this we are extremely thankful for all the support – from Rosemarie and the BCSC team, from our mentors, and from our community. The Breast Cancer Start-up Challenge is a truly unique opportunity, and it has contributed to our personal career development in ways we could not imagine. We are excited to have come this far in the development of our start-up, and we can’t wait to finally breach the R&D phase to develop our prognostic test.
On a personal note, we are happy to welcome Rosemarie Truman to Montreal as keynote speaker for Science & Policy Exchange’s 2014 Innovation conference, and we look following the progress of teams participating in the Brain Challenge!