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CoMotion-supported team A-Alpha Bio wins UW Business Plan Competition

Written by CoMotion Staff / May 25, 2018

It’s with great pride that we share some big news: A-Alpha Bio, a CoMotion-supported team, won the $25K grand prize at the UW Business Plan Competition!

Photo courtesy of UW Foster School
Photo courtesy of UW Foster School
Photo courtesy of UW Foster School
Photo courtesy of UW Foster School
A-Alpha Bio takes the guesswork out of drug development
A-Alpha Bio takes the guesswork out of drug development

May 24 was a long day for ‘The Sweet 16’.  These 16 student teams – whittled down from 82 over several weeks – competed for the grand prize: $25K. The competitors are entrepreneurial students with genius ideas that have impressed judges, investors, and lay audiences repeatedly. But they don’t just have great ideas. They have a viable plan to succeed. That’s what UW CoMotion innovation managers do on a daily basis: prepare UW innovators to commercialize their ideas. See a related story in GeekWire.

Here’s how CoMotion innovation manager, Ryan Buckmaster supported UW BPC grand prize winner A-Alpha Bio

Ryan Buckmaster

Technology Innovation Manager, UW CoMotion

  • Help preparing a SBIR proposal
  • Support with NDAs and other agreements to facilitate industry discussions
  • Access to CoMotion mentors as well as DDAC advisory group
  • IP strategy development and filing of patents
  • Assistance pursuing CoMotion Innovation Fund award to fund the development of a screen on targets of interest to pharma companies which included business development funds for market research and customer discovery

More about CoMotion support for UW innovators

CoMotion offers support through IP and licensing consultation, opportunity and pipeline development, business plan development, coaching, and more. Do you have an idea you want to commercialize? Call or email us for a consultation.

Phone: 206.543.3970
Email: uwcomotion@uw.edu