Early Stage Winner
Byron Shen is the winner of the 2018 "I am a UC entrepreneur" campaign - Early Stage track. Byron is the CEO of Velox Biosystems, a clinical diagnostic startup out of UC Irvine that is point-of-care detection technology for rapid, cost effective, and highly accurate tests to combat the rise in antimicrobial resistance.
Later Stage Winner
Jason McKeown is the winner of the 2018 "I am a UC entrepreneur" campaign - Later Stage track. Jason is the CEO of Neurovalens, a global health-tech startup that creates non-invasive neurostimulation products. Their goal is to improve the lives of those who suffer from neurological issues using their technology and products.
Finalists were paired with a VC mentor to help prepare for their final pitch.
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