New UBC business venture takes first in Enterprize 2012

Kaizen Biomedical, founded by UBC engineering students Annelies Tjebbes (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Neal O’Grady (Mechanical Engineering) and Mayank Kalra (Mechanical Engineering), and Sauder School of Business students Derek Li, Jennifer Vlasiu and Stephanie Wilson, placed first at the Enterprize Canada National Business Plan Competition with their product MobiChill. The team received a $6,000 prize and was also honoured with the People’s Choice Award.

MobiChill was developed through a partnership formed in Applied Science 486/New Venture Design, a course that connects senior engineering and business students. It is a medical device used to induce therapeutic hypothermia in cardiac arrest patients—a medical treatment that reduces the risk of devastating side effects.

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