Mayo Clinic’s THINK BIG Challenge to offer entrepreneurs $100,000 start-up funds, expert guidance

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Mayo Clinic’s Center for InnovationMayo Clinic Ventures and AVIA have announced the Mayo Clinic THINK BIG Challenge, a national competition offering awards totaling $100,000 for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to transform the future of health and health care.

Entrepreneurs can apply for one of two $50,000 THINK BIG challenge awards in these categories:

  • Got Health?
    This challenge will focus on healthy people staying healthy and explore areas such as eating healthy, enhancing well-being, monitoring risk factors and engaging in daily exercise.
  • I Am Not My Disease
    This challenge will tackle the presumption that people are defined by their disease and explore areas such as access to health data, health literacy and behavior modification.

In addition, Mayo Clinic experts will guide winners for a year as they develop their concepts for market. Applications are due by Saturday, Aug. 15, at

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