ANVC Finals Livestream

ANVC Finals Livestream



8:00 – 8:20 a.m. Welcome Remarks and Judge Intros

Gorana Kolar, Senior Associate Director, Polsky Center

Erika Mercer, Executive Director of Booth Entrepreneurship, Polsky Center

8:20 – 8:45 a.m. UpTrials

UpTrials is AI enabled software to help clinical research employers hire, upskill and supercharge their workforce.

8:48 – 9:13 a.m. MeristemBio

MeristemBio is developing a platform technology that leverages plant stem cells to produce important chemicals in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

9:16 – 9:41 a.m. Familial

Familial’s mission is to give families peace of mind by making long-term planning easier and more collaborative.

9:41 – 9:51 a.m. Break
9:51 – 10:16 a.m. AgroNetZERO

AgroNetZERO takes a strategic project-based approach to developing a portfolio of owned and operated biochar facilities.

10:19 – 10:44 a.m. ZenHedge

ZenHedge is a FinTech company on a mission to deliver financial risk transfer solutions at scale.

10:47 – 11:12 a.m. p!ng

p!ng is the first zero-wait coffee drive thru, powered by true end-to-end fulfillment automation and machine learning.

11:15 – 11:25 a.m. Break
11:25 – 11:50 p.m. Tanda Biotech

Tanda Biotech provides essential tools to enable large scale bioproductions for synthetic biologicals, including cell-cultivated meats and alternative proteins.

11:53 – 12:18 p.m. Panacea

Panacea’s SaaS platform automates the workflow(s) of care managers to address gaps in geriatric patient care and improve chronic disease outcomes.

12:20 – 12:25 p.m. Closing Remarks

Samir Mayekar, Associate Vice President and Managing Director,  Polsky Center

Distinguished Judges

  • Beth Andrews, MBA ’02, Chief Digital Health Officer & Business Development, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Dell Technologies
  • Sid Bala, BA, President, Calcium
  • Jon Butcher, CEO, Mintel Americas
  • Waverly Deutsch, Advisor, WyseHeart Advisory
  • Christopher Deutsch, Founder, Lofty Ventures
  • Allison Weil Lechnir, MBA ’17, MPP ’17, Partner, Hyde Park Venture Partners
  • David Lefever, MBA ’84, JD ’84, Partner, Silver Capital Advisors
  • Kevin Leininger, MBA ’91, Founder and President, r40ai
  • Amelia Morris, MBA ’86, Director of Investments Group, Brandes Investment Partners
  • Jean Mou, MBA, Operating Partner, Impact Venture
  • Shyam Rao, MBA ’08, Founder and CEO,
  • Ellen Rudnick, MBA ’73, Sr. Advisor on Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Professor, Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Michael Small, MBA ’81, CEO and Co-Founder, K4 Mobility
  • Mark Tebbe, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth and Chairman, ChicagoNEXT
  • Quan Zhang, SM ’08, PHD ’10, Managing Director, Pin Capital

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