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Nov. 22, 2013 10:38 am

Biotech crowdfunding platform wins Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend

"Rosamond Deegan pitched a crowdfunding platform that would allow donors to fund biotechnology projects that could cure rare diseases, preventing these projects from being shelved because of lack of capital."
The team behind TherMOMitor won third place at Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend. Photo from Twitter.

The team behind TherMOMitor won third place at Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend. Photo from Twitter.

ImPatient, a crowdfunding platform for biotech projects, won Lehigh Valley’s second annual Startup Weekend, a 54-hour challenge to build a startup.

This was part of a Global Startup Battle, which Delaware also joined.

Below, find a list of other Lehigh Valley winners, provided by Lehigh Valley Tech organizer Anthony Durante:

First Place – ImPatient: Rosamond Deegan pitched a crowdfunding platform that would allow donors to fund biotechnology projects that could cure rare diseases, preventing these projects from being shelved because of lack of capital.

Second Place – StablePro: Lehigh University student Zachary Rambo, an extreme sports enthusiast, prototyped a device that would stabilize a video camera, like the GoPro™ camera, allowing better action video to be captured. Rambo built the prototype using a 3D printer, a laser cutter and an Arduino microcontroller.

Third Place – TherMOMitor: Ben Cohen’s team built a device that would actively monitor body temperature using an armband-type apparatus. Their target market included parents wanting to actively monitor a sick child’s temperature and the fertility market where women monitor their body temperature to determine when they are ovulating.

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