Summary: 2003 Business Plan Competition Winners
$25,000 Herbert B. Jones Foundation Grand Prize
Amber Ratcliffe, Aaron Coe, Krassen Dimitrov, Craig Hanson
NanoString Technologies is developing its unique NanoLabel platform as a faster, lower cost, technically
superior alternative to microarray technology. This break-through will revolutionize genomic discovery,
delivering absolute data so scientists can spend their time on research rather than data validation.
NanoString offers molecular labeling reagents delivered in disposable microfluidic chips, a bench-top
scanner and user interface software.
$15,000 Ernst & Young Second Prize
Krishna Nadella, Gregory Branch, Trevor Wardle, Bud Gunter, Bill Grous
MicroGREEN Polymers was founded to produce ecologically sound plastic foams for use in the food
packaging industry. MicroGREEN's patented technology, developed at the University of Washington, will
be utilized to produce a new class of food packaging products that reduce costs, offer better functionality,
do not pollute food, and have a positive environmental impact.
$10,000 Boeing Ventures Third Prize
Timothy Ennis, Marc Barros, Jason Green, Scott Grazier, Marc Stacy
CyberSpeed Technologies, in answer to harrowing motorcycle safety statistics, has developed the