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CBID team wins Wharton Business Plan Competition

April 30, 2010

Deok-Ho Kim
Deok-Ho Kim

The CBID Masters team Cortical Concepts won the Michelson Grand Prize in

the prestigious Wharton Business Plan Competition.

Team leader Stephanie Huang and team members Jason Hsu, Christopher

Komanski, Evan Luxon and Nicolas Martinez developed a device to strengthen

fixation of screws in osteoporotic spinal bone, avoiding the

pain and expense of revision surgery to repair loosened screws.

The prize carries with it $20,000 cash and $10,000 worth of in-kind


This is not the only success for Cortical Concepts this season. They also have won first place in the Cornell Venture Challenge, and placed second

in the Cincom and University of Cincinnati Spirit of Enterprise MBA

Business Plan Competition. Tradeshow awards at the University of Manitoba

Stewart Clark Venture Challenge and the University of Oregon New Venture

Championship, and a third-place finish at the University of

Nebraska-Lincoln New Venture Challenge round out their accomplishments so