This Jax company is accelerating the path to treat Parkinson's

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Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., the Jacksonville Business Journal will sit down in a Facebook Live interview with the minds behind NeuroInitiative, a Jacksonville company trying to accelerate the path to treating Parkinson's disease and Alzheimers.

Co-founders Spring Behrouz and Andy Lee will share the vision behind their company and how their custom-built, virtual brain cell can be used to test treatments rapidly and cost-effectively. Behrouz, a neuroscientist, serves as CEO, and Lee, a software engineer with more than 20 years experience, serves as chief technology officer.

The company's virtual system has the potential to up-end today's cumbersome drug development process, which on average takes 15 years and costs $1 billion with a high failure rate. By focusing their system on treatments for Parkinson's and Alzheimers, the company hopes to combat diseases that afflict more than 50 million people a year. Read more at Jacksonville Business Journal


Peer-to-Peer with Patrick Emmet

Founders sat in on a round table with Patrick Emmet of Heritage Capital, who shared his methodology on how to to value the stock of their companies, from an investors perspective.

Local entrepreneurs face off in pitch competition

Via.  Will Robinson  –  Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal

Four companies squared off in a pitch competition themed off the TV show 'Shark Tank' at the conclusion of PS27's fourth annual Leadership Week.

Entrepreneurs presented ideas for a vending machine full of over-the-counter medicine, homes made out of maritime shipping containers, big data software for real estate developers and a bottled water that promotes skin health. The four companies were competing for a $1,000 prize and were being judged by local entrepreneurs Quang PhamRichard Sisisky and Tom Leonard.

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