Solmaz Bastani and her teammates win Pitch & Poster Competition

It is our pleasure to announce that Solmaz Bastani, a Physics PhD candidate in Dr. Jongmin Cho’s Medical Physics Laboratory, along with her teammates, MBA student Imran Salim and MSE student Misti Quirling, won first prize with their business idea in the Spears School of Business Pitch and Poster Competition.

They presented "Self-illuminating Quantum Dots to Image Cancerous Cells" in a 90-second talk as if they were in an elevator with a potential costumer to see whether he was interested in investing in their start-up company.

This year, 25 teams participated with 2 rounds of serious competition and Solmaz’s team won first place in the STEM field. The team received a cash prize of $1500 and free admission to Startup Weekend.

20170926 pitch award team20170926 pitch award plaque