On April 29-30, The University of Texas at Austin hosted its first symposium on health care delivery, titled “Innovation in Health Care Delivery Systems: Maintaining Quality and Reducing Costs Through Management and Information Technology,” at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.
Moot Corp, the University of Texas business plan competition, has a new name: Venture Labs Investment Competition. This year’s competition, which took place over the weekend, involved 40 teams from 12 countries and included categories from clean energy to biotechnology to information technology to consumer products.
BiologicsMD is the 27th Global Champion of the Global Moot Corp Competition, which was held May 7-8 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. This year’s Global Moot Corp Competition brought 40 teams from 12 countries to Austin. Biologics MD is developing OsteoFlor, a new prescription medicine for the treatment of osteoporosis.
What's so special about Global Moot Corp? According to BiologicsMD team members from the University of Arkansas, it's the judges. "Yesterday's feedback round from the judges gave us a a flavor for the judges and the audience," said Robyn Goforth.
Global Moot Corp team members Tim Lovell, Jared Edgel and Ryan Allred of TranquilMed (from Brigham Young University) were looking pretty smug as they ate lunch today in the Hall of Honors. Why so smug? "We did our best, said Edgel. What would they change if they move on to the semi-finals?
Global Moot Corp Team CALMsenior, LLC, from the University of Louisville, hopes the judges can tell real perspiration vs. nervous perspiration. "Ours is real perspiration," said Joe Rotella, M.D., CEO for CALMsenior. "Next round we are going to dress informally. Yesterday's 95 degree heat did us in as we walked across campus."
You see them in the halls. Today and tomorrow. Teams of Global Moot Corp participants huddled together making last minute plans for their presentation to the judges. Nervous-looking. "It's like a soccer match," said Rafael Tejeda, team leader for Recargatel!, representing Centro de Investigation en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV) in Monterrey, Mexico.