the synapse competition takes life science innovations out of the lab and into the market


The Synapse Life Science Competition is designed to help move innovative life science products and services out of the lab and into the market, by pairing up life science innovators with business and entrepreneurship students.

Synapse life science competition innovation factoryThroughout the competition, life science innovators team up with some of the top graduate students in the region and develop executive summaries and commercialization plans for their innovative concepts. The three teams with the strongest commercialization plans then compete in a pitch showcase in April.

The showcase is the culmination of months of hard work and brings together investors, business leaders and the life science community. All teams have to opportunity to present posters for guests to engage with, and the top three finalists pitch live for the chance to win over $30,000 in cash and in-kind resources!


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