Curing Adversity – ‘Shark Tank’ Competition

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When I saw an article on Philanthropy News Digest that the Epilepsy Foundation announced its fourth annual “Shark Tank” competition, I began to wonder if a similar competition might help increase awareness of, and generate solutions for, adversities other than epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation approach sounds brilliant.

As many as six finalists will be selected to present at the 2016 Epilepsy Pipeline Update Conference (San Francisco, February 25-26, 2016). Each presenter will have five minutes to present his or her concept, followed by five minutes of questioning. The event will feature live voting among audience members and a panel of judges (Sharks) representing industry, advocacy groups, investors, and the research and medical communities. The project, or projects, deemed to be the most innovative will be announced at the conclusion of the competition on Friday, February 26, 2016.

For complete competition guidelines, application instructions, and information about last year’s winners, see the Epilepsy Foundation website.

Link to Complete RFP


Click here to read another Beyond Adversity post. <– Discrimination

Thanks to Philanthropy News Digest for sharing information about the ‘Shark Tank’ competition; Epilepsy Foundation for implementing the competition; Google for helping me find the information; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture and text in this post.

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