We are now proud to announce that the 2nd Annual BioAccel Solutions Challenge is set for May 15, 2015 and Arizona’s brightest minds are hard at work developing new technologies in four challenge categories. The Solutions Challenge is an annual competition designed to better align market need, with innovation and early investment to stimulate company formation in novel medical technology. The program researches areas of critical healthcare and market need, then challenges entrepreneurs to create innovative solutions to address them. Finalists must convince at least one "Scorpion Pit" investor, during a pitch-day event, to provide up to $50,000 in private funding that BioAccel will match in additional financial support. Successful groups could then have $100,000 in proof-of-concept dollars to advance their startup's technology to address these healthcare needs.

2nd Annual BioAccel Solutions Challenge

Friday, May 15, 2015eventbritelogo

Scorpion Pit Judging| 8-11 o'clock in the morning

Scorpion Pit Panel Judging

Innovate | Incubate | Accelerate

BioAccel Awards Reception

Collaborate | Catalyze |Celebrate

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 2015 Awards Program

9:30 pm Benefit Concert

Mix and mingle with the Valley’s most generous philanthrocapitalists, innovators and corporate executives for the reveal of the 2014 BioAccel solution challenge winners at our signature awards celebration as we celebrate the next wave of healthcare’s best and brightest bioscience innovators. Bringing Philanthropy to Innovation The Philanthro-Capitalist network (PCN) provides individuals the opportunity to learn more about BioAccel business operations and to become champions for our efforts within their community. The life sciences provide a unique opportunity for philanthropists to make a difference in the biosciences and health care by better understanding the potential to leverage research assets in a targeted way that drives economic development. BioAccel’s Philanthrocapitalist network was established to create a collection of like-minded individuals who meet periodically to learn about BioAccel activities, innovative technologies and local new biotech companies with the objective of creating a culture of understanding, engagement and support to expand Arizona’s economy in the life sciences.


Be on the cutting edge of the biomedical industry for an inspiring morning of world-class technology and innovation as finalists compete in multiple challenge categories. BioAccel has assembled a prestigious Scorpion Pit panel of Arizonan seasoned investors who will judge each finalist's pitch for their proposed solutions. Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to convince the Scorpions to invest up to $50,000 each. If successful, an additional $50,000 in proof-of-concept funds will be provided by BioAccel to accelerate the winning projects from early stage identification to the commercialized market. Mix and mingle with the Valley’s most generous philanthrocapitalists, entrepreneurs and corporate executives for the reveal of the 2nd Annual BioAccel Solution Challenge winners at our signature Awards Celebration. Sip a signature cocktail and enjoy an array of delectable food as we celebrate the next wave of healthcare's best and brightest Bioscience entrepreneurs.
To learn more about the scorpions please visit their biographies here 
Eric Crown, Chairman Emeritus Insight Enterprises

Eric Crown, Chairman Emeritus Insight Enterprises

Jeff Pruitt, CEO Tallwave

Jeff Pruitt, CEO Tallwave

Alex Brigham, CEO Ethisphere

Alex Brigham, CEO Ethisphere

Todd Davis,  CEO Lifelock

Todd Davis, CEO Lifelock

 Francine Hardaway, Founder, Stealthmode Partner

Francine Hardaway, Founder, Stealthmode Partner

Dr. Vishu Jhaveri, Senior Vice President

Dr. Vishu Jhaveri, Senior Vice President

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Our Solutions Challenge Sponsors

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    Northern Arizona University

    Northern Arizona University is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value.

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    Blue Cross Blue Shield

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona offers affordable health insurance for individuals...

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    City of Peoria

    Peoria, Arizona is a dynamic desert community northwest of Phoenix...

  • Gore

    Creative Technologies Worldwide

  • Arizona Commerce Authority
    Arizona Commerce Authority

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