Students showcase entrepreneurial skills in 2017 JagStart competition

Entrepreneurship knows no bounds, least of all age or industrial/educational sector. The 2017 finalists in the JagStart Elevator Competition are proof. JagStart, sponsored by the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, brought together 15 student entrepreneurial teams who pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges. The students came from a wide range… Read more »

In Their Own Words: IU-based medical software startup Digital Health Solutions LLC

Digital Health Solutions LLC, founded by Dr. Stephen Downs and Tammy Dugan of the Indiana University School of Medicine, is commercializing software that can help doctors improve quality of care for pediatric patients. Downs and Dugan wrote about the software, called CHICA, and the company for TechPoint, whose mission is to promote and accelerate the… Read more »

IU, other universities receive NSF grant to aid women, other minority entrepreneurs

Indiana University, the University of Louisville, and Missouri University of Science and Technology were awarded a $225,000 grant for a pilot program called AWARE: ACCESS: Building Innovation Capacity through Diversity. The program will help women and other minority faculty, staff and student innovators improve their successes in securing money to commercialize their inventions. “We are thrilled to… Read more »

IUPUI students to showcase their entrepreneurial talents during the 2017 JagStart competition!

Major League Baseball may be in the midst of spring training, but very important pitches will happen Friday, March 3 in Indianapolis Fifteen teams of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis students will compete for $5,500 during the 2017 JagStart competition, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Lilly Auditorium of the IUPUI library. The teams have three minutes to share product or… Read more »

Inside Indiana Business reports on healthcare software startup Digital Health Solutions

Digital Health Solutions is a software startup founded by Dr. Stephen Downs and Tammy Dugan, two members of the Indiana University School of Medicine. The company’s first product, software called CHICA, or Child Health Improvement through Computer Automation, has been used at Eskenazi Hospital for several years. The company licenses the technology through Indiana University Research and Technology… Read more »

CEO of company that licenses IU cancer pharmaceutical research scheduled to speak in Philadelphia

Steve Carchedi, President and CEO of Apexian Pharmaceuticals, is scheduled to speak March 1 at Drexel University’s Healthcare Guest Lecture Series in Philadelphia. “Drexel has a wonderful history of developing leaders in the healthcare industry,” Carchedi said. “We are honored to partner with faculty at Drexel to attract talent to pursue development of life-saving medicines, like our… Read more »

Hepatitis B drug developed by Assembly Biosciences advances through early safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetic evaluation

Assembly Biosciences Inc., a Carmel-based biotech company with numerous ties to Indiana University and the Hoosier State — has successfully completed part of a Phase I study for a lead drug being developed to treat chronic cases of hepatitis B. The opening half of the study evaluated the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics (studies of how… Read more »

Several companies with IU ties among nominees for 18th annual Mira Awards

Nominees for TechPoint’s 18th annual Mira Awards were recently revealed, with half of the 180 applications received advancing in this year’s competition. The Miras honor the “Best of Tech” throughout Indiana and many of the nominees — as one might well imagine — have Indiana University ties. One such company, nominated for Innovation of the… Read more »