Sweet 16 Advance to Next Round of $50,000 Cade Museum Prize

Sixteen early-stage company teams from around the state have advanced to the next round of the 2013 Cade Museum Prize competition. The teams are competing for $50,000 in prize money, as well as recognition from the entrepreneurial community. The prize is named after Dr. J. Robert Cade, the University of Florida physician that led the team that invented Gatorade.

Among the chosen 16 inventions are OQULUS, a technology that can diagnose diseases by examining the retinas of a patient’s eyes, Partender, a mobile app that quickly calculates the volume of liquids in bottles to calculate inventory and NeuroNet Learning, an innovative educational software that improves memory retention using physical activity.

For the first time this year, the teams of inventors will also have the opportunity to help the Cade Museum teach creative thinking, science and entrepreneurship to young students throughout Florida.

The next round of judging will include a video pitch from each of the Sweet 16 teams, as well as more detailed plans on the company’s path to market. The judges will trim the finalists to four on April 9, will the final Cade Museum Prize Winner announced on May 9 at a gala event.

To learn more about the 16 teams chosen to advance, visit cademuseum.com.

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