Terrier Tank – Past Winners

BUnano organized the first Terrier Tank, its version of the popular show Shark Tank, in 2017, in conjunction with the Inaugural Symposium. Five finalists presented their innovative translational research idea to a panel of judges.

The panel included BUnano Entrepreneur-in-Residence Dr. Jill Becker (CEO and Founder of 02139 Inc), Dr. David Coleman, Chair of the Department of Medicine at BUSM, Peter Marton of BU’s Questrom School of Business and Buzz Lab, Jess McLear of Launchpad Venture Group, and Dr. Terry Russell, Managing Director of Interface Ventures. The competition was moderated by Dr. Ahmad Khalil, Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor at BU.  After careful consideration, the judges awarded the $10,000 prize to CatchAu – an environmentally conscious wastewater treatment idea by a team of graduate students, Mingfu Chen, Uros Kuzmanovic, and Nicolas Shu.