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Two health-care based businesses and a service that provides law students with audio recordings of reading assignments took top honors in the 2018 Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge.
Ten finalists delivered five-minute pitches to a panel of judges for a share of $75,000 in cash and prizes as part of the sixth annual entrepreneurship competition, sponsored by Mike Seiman, a member of Hofstra’s Board of Trustees and CEO of Digital Remedy. A wide range of programs, majors and class years were represented among the ten finalists, including entrepreneurship, marketing and management, psychology, liberal arts, computer science, and economics. A total of 27 teams entered this year’s competition.
“Year after year, the creativity and energy of our students never fails to impress and inspire me,” said Mark Lesko, vice president for economic development and executive dean of Hofstra’s Center for Entrepreneurship, which administers the competition. “Seeing the remarkable variety of ideas, coupled with the fact that several of our finalists are first and second-year students, confirms that the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Hofstra is alive and growing.”
Seiman, who launched his company, formerly known as CPXi, when he was still a student at Hofstra, had a message for all those who participated, regardless of where they placed in the competition. “This is everything – coming here, competing, making it to the finals, that’s really what being an entrepreneur is about,” Seiman told the students before the competition began. “It’s about trying, it’s about having the conviction to continue no matter what. Have that passion, have that pride in yourself for what you’ve done here.”
赛曼在他还是霍夫斯特拉大学的一名学生时创办了他的公司，之前称为CPXi，他向所有参加者传达了一个信念，无论他们在比赛中的位置如何。“这里就是一切 - 来到这里，参加比赛，进入决赛，这真的是一个企业家所关心的，”赛曼在比赛开始前告诉学生们。 “这里是勇于尝试，无论如何都坚持信念的地方。拥有这种激情，你将为你在这里所做的一切感到自豪。“
The winners were:
First-place, and a total prize package of $42,000: MedAux, an SMS-based patient assessment solution for post-acute care of heart failure patients created by a physician, Dr. Behzad Jazayeri, MD, and a doctoral student in the School of Education, Elnaz Sarabchian. The MedAux platform provides a library of interactive patient education videos, automates the delivery of patient education materials before, during and after each visit and sends follow up messages to patients.
一等奖，总奖金为42,000美元：MedAux是一种基于短信的患者评估解决方案，由医生Behzad Jazayeri博士和学校博士生创建，用于心力衰竭患者的急性后期护理教育，Elnaz Sarabchian。 MedAux平台提供了一个交互式患者教育视频库，在每次就诊之前，期间和之后自动交付患者教育材料，并向患者发送后续消息。
Second-place, and a total prize package of $21,000: Lawdio, a service that provides audio of law cases to make it easier for law students who are short on time to complete reading assignments. The tech start-up is the brainchild of Seema Rambaran, a third-year student at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law. (Lawdio also won the $500 People’s Choice Award, which was chosen via online voting by viewers who watched a livestream of the competition)
二等奖，总奖金为21,000美元：Lawdio，这是一项提供法律案例音频的服务，可以帮助时间短的法律学生完成阅读任务。科技创业公司是Maurice A. Deane法学院三年级学生Seema Rambaran的创意。 （Lawdio还赢得了500美元的人民选择奖，这是通过观看比赛直播的观众的在线投票选出的）
Third-place, and a total prize package of $8,000: SteriLux, a patented garment sterilizer for hospitals using ultraviolet light technology. The system is designed to reduce infections and improve patient care while saving health care facilities money. SteriLux was created by Jonathan Preminger, a third-year medical student at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
三等奖，奖金总额为8,000美元：SteriLux，一种专利服装消毒器，适用于使用紫外线技术的医院。该系统旨在减少感染并改善患者护理，同时节省医疗保健设施的资金。 SteriLux由Jonathan Preminger创建，Jonathan Preminger是Hofstra / Northwell的Donald和Barbara Zucker医学院的三年级医学生。
Prize packages include cash and in-kind contributions from Digital Remedy, including summer incubator space in its Manhattan offices and a digital marketing package. The Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge Series encourages students with business ideas to engage in business model generation, and provides students with guidance through a boot camp program, individual mentoring sessions and pitch preparation with the Center’s Entrepreneurs-in-Residence. The goal of the venture challenge is to inspire students to launch their own startup businesses by leading them through the business model canvas and customer discovery process and teaching them effective communication skills.
奖品包括Digital Remedy提供的现金和实物捐助，包括曼哈顿办公室的夏季孵化器空间以及数字营销套餐。霍夫斯特拉 - 数字补救风险挑战系列鼓励有商业理念的学生参与商业模式生成，并通过新手训练营计划，个人辅导课程和中心的企业家驻院准备工作为学生提供指导。风险挑战的目标是激励学生通过引导他们完成商业模式画布和客户发现流程并教授他们有效的沟通技巧来启动自己的创业企业。
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Engineering students Robert Adelson ‘18, Michael Bieniewicz ’18 and Matthew Linehan ’18 presented their research developing a hydrogel that can be used as a cartilage substitute at the 2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Biomaterials Day hosted at Johns Hopkins University this month. James Muscarello ’18 also participated in the team’s research but was unable to attend the event.
工程专业的学生Robert Adelson '18，Michael Bieniewicz '18和Matthew Linehan '18在本月在约翰霍普金斯大学举办的第二届年度大西洋中生物材料日上展示了他们的研究成果，该水凝胶可以用作软骨替代品。 James Muscarello18也参加了球队的研究，但无法参加这项赛事。
The students created a gel system that matches the biomechanical properties of healthy human articular cartilage. It can be implanted onto the bone surface of patients suffering from cartilage degeneration. Their 3-minute rapid fire talk summarized the results of their senior design project, “Gel Therapy for Osteoarthritic Articular Cartilage Repair”.
学生们创建了一个凝胶系统，以匹配健康人类关节软骨的生物力学特性。 它可以植入患有软骨退化的患者的骨表面。 他们3分钟的快速谈话总结了他们的高级设计项目“凝胶疗法治疗骨关节炎关节软骨修复”的结果。
“We were inspired by the lack of a widely used therapy for arthritis beyond medications and total or partial joint replacement,” Adelson said. “Many patients are ineligible for joint replacements due to metal allergies, heart conditions, and simply not having a poor enough prognosis to qualify.”
They conducted their research in the Cell and Tissue Engineering Lab using lab materials and purchased items such as eggs for protein cross-linking and pig bones for testing the treatment process.
“After our presentation, we had excellent discussions with leaders in biomaterials innovation, many of whom encouraged us to continue pursuing this project,” Adelson said. “One successful startup founder said we have a great working concept for a patent.”
Assistant Professors of Biomedical Engineering Nicholas Merna and Roche C. de Guzman mentored the students.
生物医学工程学助理教授Nicholas Merna和Roche C. de Guzman为学生提供指导。
“I am sure they learned a lot from this experience: from gaining new research and technology ideas, to networking with students, professors, and industry representatives,” Dr. de Guzman said. “I hope they continue to excel at their work because the future of biomaterials and medical device product development is bright for dedicated and industrious students like them.”
The theme of this year’s conference was “Innovation and Advancement in Materials and Medicine” and featured lectures from industry leaders on recent advancements in biomedicine and technology.