updated: 5/9/2012 7:59:11 AM
Indiana's life science initiative is hosting an early-stage business competition for companies with a significant Indiana connection. BioCrossroads says the winning business will receive $25,000 and access to Indiana Seed Fund II resources.
May 8, 2012
The inaugural BioCrossroads New Venture Competition presented by Krieg DeVault, is an early stage business competition open to life sciences (biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, ag-biotech) and health information technology companies holding a substantial nexus to Indiana and a high potential for attracting investment capital.
In addition to a cash prize of $25,000, the winner of the competition will have access to the Indiana Seed Fund II staff and the fund's network of resources to provide business planning and early-stage strategic support. They will also have the opportunity to make a presentation to the Indiana Seed Fund II investment committee.
The winner will be announced at the Indiana Life Sciences Summit Networking Reception on October 22, 2012. Second and third place companies will be awarded cash prizes of $15,000 and $10,000 respectively. There will also be a Pre-Venture prize of $10,000 for a promising technology that is very early in its development.
The competition will be comprised of an initial application process followed by Indiana Seed Fund II staff review of all applications, interviews of semi-finalists and the selection and invitation of the top five plans to present to a panel of expert judges. Applications are available at www.biocrossroads.com and must be submitted by Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Companies invited to submit full business plans must do so by Friday, August 24, 2012.
Early-stage biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, ag-biotech or health information technology companies developing innovative products and platforms are eligible to apply for the New Venture Competition. For consideration, companies must either be Indiana-based or be able to demonstrate a significant Indiana presence.