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BioPitch at BioFlorida Conference
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Seed and early-stage companies participated in the BioPitch competition, which provided opportunities for coaching, as well as presentations to investors for feedback and potential funding. The four semi-finalists included Alertgy (Daytona Beach), FloSpine (Boca Raton), Interpares Biomedicine (Land O'Lakes) and Jupiter Orphan Technologies (Jupiter) -- with Interpares Biomedicine, an early-stage medical therapeutics company focused on providing personalized medicine solutions to inform cancer immunotherapy decisions, winning the top recognition.

Alertgy, Daytona Beach

Drug Delivery Company, LLC, St. Petersburg

Emergent Healthcare, Ft. Lauderdale

Entopsis, Medley

FloSpine, LLC, Boca Raton

FLUCEL, Alachua

HealO Medical, LLC, Sarasota

Interpares Biomedicine, Inc., Land O' Lakes

Jupiter Orphan Therapeutics, Inc., Jupiter

KynderMed, Inc., Tallahassee

MicroReme, Inc., Alachua

Ovation Diagnostics, LLC, Boca Raton

RegenX Science, Inc., West Palm Beach

Rescue Hearing, Inc., Gainesville

Venn Therapeutics, LLC, Tampa


Nathan Cali, NOBLE Life Science Partners

Thomas Cardy, New World Angels

Timothy J. Cartwright, Tamiami Angel Fund

Kathy Chiu, FAN Fund

Todd Creech, HealthQuest Capital

Andrew J.  Danielsen, Mayo Clinic Ventures

Kunal Jain, TiE Tampabay Angel Fund I L.P.

Daniel H. Kosoy, MD, Athenian Venture Partners

Christopher Malter, The South Florida Accelerator (TSFA)

Cosme Ordoñez, MD, PhD, NOBLE Life Science Partners

Matthew Rice, Ballast Point Ventures

Jackson Streeter, MD, Florida Institute for Commercialization of Public Research

Carl Treleaven, New World Angels

Scott Weiner, Pappas Ventures                                        

Special thanks to the mentors who worked with the 2017 BioPitch semi-finalists to help them prepare their presentations.  

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BioFlorida represents nearly 6,000 establishments and research organizations in the biopharmaceutical, medical technology and bioagriculture sectors that collectively employ nearly 83,000 Floridians.


Members of the BioFlorida network include emerging and established life science companies, universities, research institutions, hospitals, medical centers, incubators, economic development agencies, investors and service providers.


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