Open Medicine Initiative takes Top Prize in Santa Clara
As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Santa Clara County StartUp Cup held their event finals. From a pool of more than 50 applicants, three were recognized for their businesses models. The first place winner was Open Medicine Institute. The Open Medicine Institute (OMI) is a new model for re-designing healthcare and research by combining social networking, information technology, genomics/biotechnology and clinical medicine. OMI is building a sharable database and aligned biobank infrastructure with incentives to help engage patients and healthcare providers, lower costs in medicine, improve the quality of clinical practice, and accelerate research and clinical trials. The second place winner is Zooni Leathers. Zooni Leathers is the manufacturer of the world’s finest custom motorcycle racing leather suits. Their products are of good quality, have a lifetime warranty, and have been crash tested several times. As a result, they have established their business reputation of making world-class leather suits among their customers and the motorcyle industry. The third place winner is Camp Fashionista. Camp Fasionista is a unique fashion design school for children and young adults that provides classes in sewing, pattern making, and fashion illustration, allowing budding designers to take their first steps into the exciting world of fashion design. This was the first year for the Santa Clara County StartUp Cup, part of a growing global network of StartUp Cup Business Model Competitions.