Computing Scientist Wins SFU’s Top Entrepreneur Award
Venture Connection client, Dr. Maryam Sadeghi, founder of MetaOptima Technology Inc., was recently named Simon Fraser University’s 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year.
Maryam took the honour at the SFU Student Entrepreneur of the Year Annual Competition held on Nov. 16. Her company, MetaOptima Technology Inc., which provides digital health solutions, has developed an iPhone application that gives individuals the knowledge and ability to detect skin cancer in its early stages. Through the use of a low-cost professional imaging device that connects to one's iPhone, people can capture images of suspicious-looking moles for analysis.
"My research is all about empowering patients with advanced technologies and innovative digital health solutions for early detection of skin cancer," says Sadeghi.
Three other Venture Connection clients Kevin Cruz from SynAesthetix, Kody Baker from Perkuna Engineering, and Austin Lee from Shield Diagnostics were among the 10 SFU student entrepreneurs semi-finalists who pitched their businesses in a Dragon’s Den-style competition to a panel of industry experts.
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