Columbia-Coulter Pitch Day and a conversation with Versant Ventures
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Columbia-Coulter Pitch Day and a VC Discussion

Dear Colleagues,

As you may know, Columbia is a proud recipient of funding from Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, which is dedicated to “accelerating academic innovations to the marketplace” with a focus on the medical device arena. Columbia-Coulter Pitch Day, taking place this year on April 29, offers teams of Columbia engineers and clinicians selected from a competitive judging process the chance to speed-pitch their envisioned med tech products and business opportunities to a panel of judges and invited guests.

This year’s project topics include diagnostics, surgery, therapeutic delivery devices, healthcare IT, imaging, and rehab/robotics. Selected teams are offered access to education, funding and mentoring, resulting in projects that are more attractive to commercial partners.

You can learn more about the Columbia-Coulter Partnership at If you are an investor or industry representative interested in learning more about the projects or attending the 2015 Columbia-Coulter Pitch Day, please email

We are also excited to host on April 21 at 11am a discussion with Carlo Rizzuto, operating principal at Versant Ventures, a leading venture capital firm. Carlo will discuss Versant Ventures’ new $300 million fund for investing in bioscience, as well as other recent exciting developments and trends in venture capital and healthcare investing. RSVP here.

We hope to see you there!.

Orin Herskowitz

Executive Director, CTV
VP for Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer

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