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CIMIT CRAASH Graduates Move on to Win $225K in Funding to Advance Novel Measurement Technology

Cerillo, a technology company focused on changing the way researchers measure anaerobic bacterial growth, has won a $225K Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I award to advance their novel bacterial measurement technology.
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Mini Plate Reader Wins 5K for Excellence in Innovation from CIMIT’s CRAASH Course

On July 14, 2016, CIMIT completed the third session of the CRAASH program, a course focusing on innovation in the healthtech space. Six teams presented final pitches at the end of the intensive 10-week program. Team “Mini Plate Reader” was a highlight among the six projects this semester.
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Learning to Commercialize Healthcare Innovation

“4 out of 10 start ups fail because they’ve built something no one wants to buy,” says Mike Dempsey, CIMIT’s Entrepreneur in Residence and Accelerator Program Leader. “They haven’t taken the time to ask the tough questions to really understand their economic buyer.”
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PhotoniCare Wins CRAASH Prize For Excellence In Innovation

On April 8, 2016, CIMIT hosted 9 project teams during the closeout session for the winter session of its CRAASH course. Teams took to the podium to present final pitches; the culmination of 10 weeks of intensive work to accelerate their healthtech innovations out of the lab toward commercialization and clinical practice, with PhotoniCare standing out as a leader among the strong teams who participated.
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BOLD Diagnostics, LLC Places Fourth Place In 2016 Rice Business Plan Competition

Bold Diagnostics, LLC from Northwestern University emerged as the fourth place startup company in the Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship. The annual event is the world’s richest and largest student startup competition.
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