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Tulane Business Model Competition

Tulane Business Plan Competition

The Tulane Business Model Competition (TBMC) seeks early-stage ventures that can demonstrate a market-tested ability to adapt to customers’ needs. The competition is open to teams led by at least one and no more than five students enrolled in a college or university and awards over $40,000 in prizes. The winner of the TBMC receives an automatic invite to compete in the quarterfinal round of the International Business Model Competition.

Congratulations to our 2017 TBMC Winners

First Prize:  $25,000


Kaleyedos, Johns Hopkins University

Kaleyedos aims to reduce the global incidence of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) - induced visual impairment - by providing a telemedicine solution to ROP screening:  the Kaleyedos Imaging Device (KID).



Richard Chen, Seony Han, Sami Messai, Becca Miller, Erica Schwarz


Second Prize:  $10,000


Instapath Bioptics, Tulane University

Instapath offers an imaging system that rapidly displays important biopsy features for diagnosis. The product provides an exact picture of the intact biopsy within seconds, without  interfering with future testing.



Peter Lawson, David Tulman, Mei Wang


Third Prize:  $2,500


CMDX Biopsy, Tulane University

CMDX is developer of a fully automated biopsy punch device for use in clinical settings. This device replaces traditional  punch biopsy procedures by automatically removing skin samples from patients with skin lesions or possible melanomas. 



Sydney Chestler, Ryan Fishel, Perri Levine, Ben Lewson




Details on the 2018 Tulane Business Model Competition will be released in the Fall 2017.  For more information, contact Stephanie Kleehammer at (504) 865-5462 or skleeham@tulane.edu.