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BioCrossroads New Venture Competition

Business Plan Competition · 3 Members · Indianapolis, IN, USA · NASVF

Our Investment Focus

Congratulations to the 2016 New Venture Competition winners, and thank you to all of the other participants.  We look forward to launching the sixth annual competition during the summer of 2017.

1st Place- Scioto Biosciences

Scioto develops medicines to support microbiome health through a novel microparticle platfrom leveraging probiotic biofilms.

2nd Place- Daylight OB

Daylight OB is a medical device company developing technologies to improve health and safety in labor & delivery units. The company’s first device in development is a disposable obstetrics device, called Daylight, used to reposition a baby for an emergency second-stage cesarean delivery.

3rd Place- VinSense

VinSense’s innovative software helps wine growers make better decisions based on real-time sensed data to enhance crop uniformity, production and profitability.

Pre-Venture- Rusher Medical

Rusher Medical is devoted to helping hundreds of millions of people with compromised lung function breathe easier through the Rusher Valve, a portable positive expiratory pressure therapy device.




Animated Dynamics, Inc.

Medical Devices and Equipment

Sintact Medical Systems, Inc.

Medical Devices and Equipment

WellPlay Health

Healthcare Services

Curvo Labs

Healthcare Services

Spensa Technologies

Electronics / Instrumentation

Algaeon Inc.


Preferred Industries

  • Biotechnology
  • Healthcare Services
  • Medical Devices and Equipment

Preferred Locations

  • Indiana, US