The Wharton School out at the University of Pennsylvania holds its yearly Venture Finals, a sort of "Shark Tank" competition for MBA-student tech- company founders, at the yearly Wharton Business Plan Competition, Wednesday afternoon, starting at 1 pm, at Huntsman Hall (38th St. SE of the Locust footbridge), for the $30,000 Michelson prize and lesser awards.
After the eight 20-minute presentations (including Q&As), the crowd will weigh 90-seconds-or-so Elevator Pitches for a $3,000 People's Choice Award.
Judges: Alara Capital managing partner Mike Burns; Karlin Asset Management president David Cohen; Compass Partners LLC chairman Richard Perlman; Spark Capital general partner Santo Politi.
1 -Graphene Frontiers - Mike Patterson - "High-quality, low cost graphene films in production volumes"
2- Bounce Exchange - Cole Sharp and team - A Website feature that pushes "re-engagement content" to people who would otherwise leave a Web site
3- Calcula - Evan Werlin and team - Urology "disruption" - Kidney stone removal without anaesthesia!
4 - QMagico - Claudia Massei - Web-based school system for far-flung Brazilians "at a very reasonable price"
5 - 1DocWay - Samir Malik and team - "An online doctor's office" targeting "underserved patient populations"
6 - RightCare Solutions - Eric Heil and team - Medical "discharge planning and readmission management"
7 - Grand Round Table - Kristy Leong and team - "Simple-to-use platform" linking doctors with specialists
8 - ChondroPro BioSciencs - Jamil Beg and team - An osteoarthritis-fighting technology