A new aspect of IdeaFunding 2018 that the committee added were Morning Pitch Competitions. With four categories, with at least four teams in each, we were able to thus expand the value, reach, and impact for entrepreneurs and their teams in Tucson. (Here is the list of categories.)
One of the teams from morning competition that went on to compete in the Mainstage Competition was D3Sciences, which is dedicated to the development of tools for improved tissue sampling to expand cancer diagnosis, therapy specificity, and research. The attendees at the October 16th Startup Showcase were fascinated as we saw diagrams and imagery of this product at work and its capabilities. With technology like this coming out of Tucson, it’s easy to see why we remain a leader in biotech.