2018 JAZ® Tank
Jefferson's Annual Healthcare Startup Competition

Pitches on October 3rd at the JAZ

Brought to you by the
Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis & Hemp at Jefferson and Jefferson Innovation

Get Your Ideas & Get Ready for JAZ Tank's Special Event: CannaVATION

Tap into your inner inventor and present your ideas about innovation in Medicinal Cannabis & Hemp at the 2018 JAZ Tank: CannaVATION.

Have a business model for a medicinal cannabis or industrial hemp product or service, but don’t know how to turn your idea into reality? Ready to win cash and services to support your new business? Apply to CannaVATION 2018 to compete on October 3 for the Grand Prize package* which includes:

Cash | $10,000+ in Financial Support
Legal Support | One Free Provisional or Utility Patent Application
Consultation | Business & Clinical Consulting Services to Build your Business

* JAZ reserves the right to award additional prizes

Submission Deadline: Monday, August 20th

In addition to the Grand Prize winner, up to two other teams may be eligible to win $5,000 in financial support, one free provisional or utility patent application and consulting services.

The competition is open to Jefferson staff, students, and alumni, as well as the general public. A panel of judges will be reviewing submissions and selecting finalists to present short pitches at Thomas Jefferson University on Wednesday, October 3rd.

To be eligible, companies must not have raised more than $100,000 in outside capital and should have at least an established business plan including a five year financial projection.

Submission Deadline: By 11:59PM EST on Monday, August 20th
Finalist Presentation: Wednesday, October 3rd at Thomas Jefferson University - Center City Campus

Thanks to our sponsors!

About JAZ Tank

Jefferson’s annual JAZ Tank was created to foster entrepreneurship and innovation, and engage the Jefferson community in bringing life to the products and companies that will drive the future of healthcare.

Now in its fourth year, JAZ Tank invited established teams with business models from across the enterprise, as well as the general public, to enter the JAZ Tank Business Track. Individuals and teams from Jefferson, Abington, Aria, Philadelphia University and Kennedy with emergent ideas for health-related products or services were welcome to submit their ideas to the JAZ Tank Opportunity Track. The 2017 challenge attracted more than 100 original concepts and seven finalists were chosen from each track. See our winning teams, their concepts and learn more about last year’s JAZ Tank ...

About the Lambert Center for the
Study of Medicinal Cannabis & Hemp

The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp, is a part of the Institute of Emerging Health Professions at Jefferson. Their goals are to (1) provide expert-developed, unbiased information to clinicians and patients about the medical uses of marijuana, hemp extract, and other cannabinoid-focused therapies, (2) conduct research and serve as a networking nidus for multicenter, multinational research to evaluate and elevate the evidence basis for cannabinoid therapy in multiple medical conditions, and (3) provide best support for the development of entrepreneurial and socially responsible business and clinical approaches within the emerging medical cannabis industry and (4) explore and develop new ways to use hemp in medical, industrial, and consumer products. We invite you to learn more about the Lambert Center ...

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