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Items Tagged ‘Walleye Tank’

January 24, 2022

‘Walleye Tank: Ice Fishing Edition’ competition names biomedical innovation champions

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Twelve teams from Mayo Clinic and across Minnesota cast their reels in “Walleye Tank: Ice Fishing Edition” competition in December 2021. Over 200 people gathered virtually to watch as teams in three divisions — Junior Angler, Midlevel Reeler and Professionals — pitched their biomedical innovation ideas before a panel of expert judges. Inspired by TV’s […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Kari Snaza, Karla Frohmader Hilsaca, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Ning Gao, Office of Entrepreneurship, Timonthy Nelson, Walleye Tank


November 4, 2021

Florida duo nails it

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Editor’s Note: This article is the third in the Young Innovators series, originally published in Mayo Clinic’s Alumni Magazine. Each article features Mayo Clinic trainee inventors and explores their journeys as biomedical entrepreneurs. All of these trainees say their goal was to improve health care for patients. When she was an orthopedics resident in her […]

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Tags: Alligator Tank, Christine Mehner, entrepreneurship, Marion Turnbull, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic Ventures, medical innovation, medical research, Office of Entrepreneurship, orthopedic surgery, Walleye Tank


December 15, 2020

Competitive alligators chomp at the bit to showcase health care innovations

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

It was a spinoff of the popular “Shark Tank” television show — virtual style. The amended format of the 2020 Alligator Tank health care innovation competition at Mayo Clinic in Florida allowed teams two minutes to pitch their projects to a panel of judges during an event hosted online. More than 100 Mayo Clinic staff […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Alligator Tank, Alvaro Moreno Aspitia, Aziza Nassar, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Charles Bruce, Daniel Trifiletti, entrepreneurship, Ernest Bouras, Ian Makey, James Meschia, Johnny Sandhu


June 9, 2020

Fishing for solutions to COVID-19 challenges

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Local innovators and members of the Minnesota entrepreneurial community gathered May 15, 2020, for a virtual Walleye Tank: COVID-19 Showcase. The event showcased how Minnesota innovators and community leaders are stepping up to conquer COVID-19 challenges. It was hosted by Mayo Clinic Office of Entrepreneurship and University of Minnesota. The event is typically held as an in-person pitch competition. […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, COVID-19, Office of Entrepreneurship, Stephen Ekker, Walleye Tank


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