A medical device startup founded by three WashU students is on a roll, recently winning top honors in three competitions.
Olin graduate student Robert Bailen co-founded InVitro Select, described on the company’s website as “re-engineering the sperm selection process for assisted reproductive procedures such as In-Vitro Fertilization.”
CFO Bailen, MBA ’17, CEO Huy Lam, BS ’16, and CTO Kenny Chin, BS ’16, most recently placed second at the TigerLaunch National Competition, an entrepreneurship competition hosted by Princeton University. InVitro Select competed against 19 other teams at the TigerLaunch Demo Day, after submitting an online pitch and participating in the regional competition. The company earned $10,000 in non-dilutive funding from the win.
InVitro Select also earned second place in the Discovery Competition, hosted by WashU’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, and first place in the DMD Emerging Medical Innovation Valuation Competition, hosted by the University of Minnesota. The two wins added $15,000 in non-dilutive funding to the company’s stockpile, as well as $15,000 worth of valuation services by the University of Minnesota’s Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory and $5,000 in law services.
Olin kudos to the team!