2012 Business Plan Contest Business Venture Track Winner: Vaxess Technologies
Vaxess Technologies won the 2012 Business Venture Track of the 16th annual Business Plan Contest. The company founded by HBS second-year MBA students Michael Schrader and Anura Patil, Harvard Kennedy School student Livio Valenti, Harvard Law School student Patrick Ho, Faculty of Arts & Sciences student Kathryn Kosuda, Isa Watson, and Matthew Olsofsky. Vaxess is working to commercialize a Tufts University technology that stabilizes vaccines into a silk film strip that can be shipped and stored without refrigeration. The company's goal is to reduce the cost of vaccine distribution and increase access around the world.