Hope you all had a Happy Easter. I noticed there are just over three weeks left now to enter the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge. (Submissions accepted until May 1, 2009). On that note, today is third in our series of interviews with our esteemed judges: a conversation with Dr. Steven Edelman — renowned diabetes researcher and founder of the TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes) conference series. We’re honored to have him participate in the…Read more »
Second in our series of getting to know the judges of this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge, please say hello to Ross Jaffe, MD, a board-certified internist and eminent venture capitalist with Versant Ventures in Silicon Valley, CA. His job is to lead investments in medical devices, drug delivery, and healthcare information systems companies. He was a founding investor behind TheraSense and Insulet Corp. (the OmniPod company), so he knows a thing or two about innovation…Read more »
For the this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge, we are fortunate to have a judging panel that includes some highly influential individuals in healthcare and diabetes treatment. So who are these people? And what prompted them to get involved with a diabetes design contest? I’d like to take the opportunity to introduce these folks in a series of (hopefully enlightening) interviews, that will (also hopefully) foster further creativity and motivate some of you to jump in…Read more »
As I hope you all know by now, the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge is calling on everyone — including all you disgruntled patients out there — to get creative about “solving” daily diabetes problems. What kind of gadget or web application would really make your life with diabetes better?
Here’s your chance to help all of us, and possibly win $10,000 in the process. Not bad!
The “Early-Bird” prize (or really just “praise”) goes to…
I see that we need a little clarification here: we’ve been getting some queries from folks with great diabetes design ideas, who are a bit hesitant to enter the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge contest for fear of giving up the rights to their intellectual property. No worries! Here’s what you need to know:
You (the contest participant) retain the full IP rights to your idea. We (the contest organizers) don’t take ownership of anything. The…