Wash Technology LLC., is an innovative solution to combat hospital acquired infections (HAIs). Our company was one of seven finalists in the Duke Start-Up Challenge in 2011. As co-founder, and head of business development and operations, I developed the business and research plan for the company, and secured modest investment for product evaluation... click for more 

The Duke Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiative began in 2011 in response to the growing entrepreneurial and innovative accomplishments of the Duke student-body. As one of five student representatives, I made presentations to the President, Provost, Board of Trustees, and Distinguished Alumni, outlining the environment at Duke, and making recommendations for future growth.

As an intern in the Duke Office of Licensing and Ventures (OLV), I performed due diligence, market research, interfaced with key opinion leaders, and produced financial models to inform licensing and patenting decisions with regard to University-owned technologies. With my diverse scientific background, I easily transitioned between therapeutics, medical devices, and other technologies.

The Doughman, is a truly unique charity event. The race, which was modeled after the IronMan, is a team quadrathlon that combines the traditional triathlon events with competitive eating. Out of the race grew a Food Fair that celebrated local restaurants and sustainable food practices. Both events raised money for local charities that taught at-risk youth entrepreneurial skills centered around nutrition, sustainability, and a healthy lifestyle. Over its 6-year history, The Doughman has raised over $100,000, and been featured in national news outlets as well as the Travel Channel program, Man vs. Food. As a co-founder and member of the five-person leadership team, I was involved in the creation, implementation and continued operations of the event, from logistics to publicity and fund-raising. 

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