Yesterday, Tuesday, BizTEC Challenge closed another successful year, in an exclusive Demo Day at Microsoft R&D centre in Herzliya.
The 11 BizTEC teams pitched their venture in front of more than 200 people, and the winning team, Peekaboo, was announced and received a $10,000 prize, granted by the Technion, after being elected by 15 judges at the BizTEC finals last week.
Janna Tenenbaum Katan, PhD candidate in Biomedical engineering and Yoel Angel and Lior Har Shai, both Medical interns and Technion Graduates, created Peekaboo, an award-winning, provisionally patented device that allows for non-invasive, sterile collection of urine in female infants.
Peekaboo’s ability eliminates the need for painful, complication-prone and costly invasive procedures, while saving valuable physician time and streamlining the workup of urinary tract.
Peekaboo had already won the Technion’s life sciences 3DS (Three Days Start-up) competition a few month ago.
At the event spoke Prof. Wayne D. Kaplan, Executive Vice President for Research at the Technion, Mr. Rafi Nave, Director of Bronica Entrepreneurship Center at the Technion, Mr Yoav Intrator, Bank Hapoalim CTO , Prof Shlomo Maital from the Technion and Mr. Tzahi Weisfeld, General Manager of Microsoft Ventures Global Accelerators,.
BizTEC 2015 began with 90 teams wishing for the chance to be a part of BizTEC competition and only 30 had passed to the next level and went through the “eSchool stage” – 9 weeks of hard work on their venture, guided by mentors from the industry, the Technion and Bronica Entrepreneurship Center.
Only 11 teams were elected to BizTEC summer Accelerator this year, among them, DeepSense, who recently won 2nd place in the national phase of the global start-ups contest “StartUpOpen”, and now participants of the current Microsoft Accelerator round.