CBID team wins Wharton Business Plan Competition
April 30, 2010
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
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