Update: Hen Hatch fills out its bracket with three more finalists


Three teams made up of UD faculty, staff, and alumni were selected Friday afternoon to advance to the April 30 finals of the University of Delaware’s 2019 Hen Hatch startup funding competition..

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More than 70 teams from all seven UD colleges submitted applications for one of the mid-Atlantic’s largest venture competitions. Winners are awarded $100,000 in cash and in-kind services.

“Hen Hatch is more than a competition, it is an opportunity for all to learn and an opportunity to bring the community together, said Vince DiFelice, senior instructor of Practice and Faculty Director of Venture Support for Horn Entrepreneurship. “Every step of the competition offers advising from experienced entrepreneurs motivated to help others.”

The following alumni, faculty and staff track teams were selected following the March 29 semifinal presentations.

  • CATX Inc. is a biotechnology corporation committed to development of new more effective, even curative, cancer (CA) therapeutics (TX) through translation of discoveries in basic cancer research to clinical oncology. Its mission is to develop new targeted therapeutics to lower cancer mortality rates. Bruce Boman and Gilberto Schleiniger of the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
  • Patient Sortal LLC is a medical case management company that offers Healthcare Liaison Services to children with chronic diseases and disabilities in the Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Kenny Eck ’18.
  • RiKarbon Inc. is producing bio-based, high-performing and safer ingredients for cosmetic manufacturers to capture more customers at a higher price. Basudeb Saha, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Kumar Krautharapu.

In addition, here are the finalists from the Student competition, following March 22 presentations..

  • 360VR Technology uses virtualization, drones and intensive analysis of buildings to aid emergency services with pre-incident, active, and post-incident planning. James Massaquoi ’20, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, and Sury Gupta ’20, College of Engineering.
  • SolveABET LLC is a blockchain accreditation platform for business processes and accreditation, used to reduce costs, improve consumer trust, and help businesses realize increased revenue from transparent and automated systems. Jonathan Wood ’19, Lerner College of Business & Economics.
  • The SEWcial Cafe, pronounced The Social Café, is a community sewing space for women to create, collaborate and develop handmade products in a relaxed and inspiring environment that encourages innovation. ChaCha Hudson ’19, College of Arts & Sciences.

You can click here to see DBT’s story highlighting the 12 alumni finalists.

You can register to attend the 2019 Finals on April 30 at the Queen in Wilmington by clicking here.

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