Weldon School student team excels in separate business plan competitions
PathVis is a diagnostics company developing a smartphone technology that will monitor and track pathogen outbreaks. The technology aims to provide real-time data on disease detection so that health care resources can be more efficiently targeted to areas of need.
The team comprises Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering graduate student Taylor Moehling and undergraduate students Andrew Witten, Axel Masquelin and Ryan Preston. A mechanical engineering graduate student, Katherine Clayton, and undergraduate student, Jay Donghoon Lee, are also team members. Faculty advisors include Tamara Kinzer-Ursem and Jacqueline Linnes, both assistant professors of biomedical engineering, and Steven Wereley, a professor of mechanical engineering.
The team was accepted to the Rice Business Plan competition after they submitted a one-minute video pitch. Only 42 teams from around the world will compete in the competition, dubbed the world's richest and largest student startup, April 6-8 in Texas. Teams are vying for more than $1.5 million in cash and prizes.
Photo: The PathVis team and faculty advisors pose with a big check representing the $15K prize for their second place finish in the Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition.