Third try is the charm for Panasci contest winners

Published April 28, 2023


The Buffalo News reported that RHM Innovations, co-founded by industrial and systems engineering PhD student Courtney Burris, won the School of Management's Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition.

In their third try at the competition, the medical equipment manufacturer earned the $25,000 grand prize in cash seed funding and up to $40,000 worth of in-kind services.

"Panasci lasts for three months so that's nine months of our lives for the past three years doing this," Burris said. "We grew a lot during this time. At first, we didn't know how to put a pitch together or do an executive summary. The second year we came in with a bit more knowledge but still got to learn so much from all the mentorship and connecting. It's been a beautiful thing that we keep being able to grow with this."

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