Top 10 for MetaOptima's Molescope App
We are happy to announce that Venture Connection Incubator client MetaOptima Technology Inc., led by founder Maryam Sadeghi, has been named to the Top 10 for the 2013 BCIC New Ventures Competition.
MetaOptima's product, Molescope, is an innovative app, which helps users detect the onset of skin cancer before it breaks out. It provides a professional self-screening imaging device that comes with educational software, online consulting and local referrals to bring peace of mind for users and save lives. They are currently resident clients at the Venture Connection incubator offices at SFU-Surrey. You can read more about the company on their website or in recent media coverage by SFU News, The Weather Network, and Burnaby NOW.
The ten finalist companies have completed three jury rounds, attended education seminars, and met with business mentors to reach this point. All companies will now pitch in-person to a private jury on September 12th and 13th, with the winning companies to be announced at the BCIC New Ventures Competition awards ceremony on September 25th. More detail about the competition and the other finalists is available on BCIC New Venture's website.
MetaOptima follows in the footsteps of Venture Connection Alumni client HiretheWorld, who took first place at BCIC New Ventures in 2010.
SFU Venture Connection, in partnership with Coast Capital Savings, provides entrepreneurship training services and opportunities for SFU students and recent alumni. Since 2008 Venture Connection has engaged over 3100 participants in its programs, benefited from the support of over 150 volunteers, provided mentorship to over 200 student teams and business development services to over 120 early-stage startups.