James Wagner, CEO of BI Medical LLC in North Kingstown, was the winner of the eleventh annual Rhode Island Elevator Pitch Contest for the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the Tech Collective.
The company’s product promotes comfort for people who need to wear prosthetics. The product provides a superior approach for removing dirt, dead skin, and bacterial byproducts that cause off-putting prosthetic liner odor.
The event featured 34 presenters who had 90 seconds to present their idea to a panel of judges. The panel then gave verbal feedback about the clarity and persuasiveness of the pitch. There were 10 winners.
Other winning presenters with ties to AP&S were students at Brown University. Dan Holmander, Co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Brown this semester. The students are enrolled in Dan’s class, “The Importance of Intellectual Property in Biotechnology.”
- Andrew Howes, a Brown University student, presented Fibrosis, a technology patented at Brown University used to screen for anti-fibrotic drugs.
- Neelum Wong, a Brown University student, pitched Brown University Microscopy Sample Prep, a platform that improves the quality of microscopy imaging for nanomaterials.