Arizona Bioscience News: Oro Valley proposes new lab space; Venture Madness launches; Concussion app being developed

October 1, 2015

By Matt Ellsworth

UA logo3rd annual Venture Madness launches, seeks startups for share of $100,000 prize / Phoenix Business Journal

The 2016 Venture Madness competition, which will feature 64 early-stage companies from the Southwest competing for a $100,000 shared prize, has started accepting entries for the third annual startup competition.

Phx Startup Week site launches, aim is to double attendance next year / Phoenix Business Journal

The 2016 Phx Startup Week, which is set for Feb. 22 to 26, is seeking volunteers, speakers, and sponsors for the second annual event that hopes to double last year’s attendance of 2,500 entrepreneurs and community members.

Prop. 426 includes projects to boost local economy / Arizona Daily Star

Oro Valley’s proposed Business Accelerator project–a 50,000-square-foot, technology-based incubator space in Innovation Park near Ventana Medical Systems and Sanofi–is part of a bond package before Pima County voters on the November ballot. Read also: Biotech seed bed: Innovation grows in Oro Valley

UA group developing app to educate athletes and parents about concussions / KTAR

A team led by University of Arizona researchers is developing an app that would put the users on a virtual athletic field to provide a glimpse of what it’s like to get a concussion.

UA to put veterinary school in Oro Valley / Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona plans to open a new campus in Oro Valley where future veterinarians can train to work in medical research as well as learn how to treat cats and dogs. Read also: Oro Valley will be home base for UA veterinary school

Dementia care of future may be at home / Arizona Daily Star

Aging, even with dementia, does not have to mean frequent doctor visits, frightening hospital stays and inevitable placement in a nursing home under a reconfigured health system that has growing support.