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Judges David Epstein, a partner at Crosslink Capital, and Claudio Chiuchiarelli, from Banyan Securities, were among the 12 venture capitalists questioning finalists as they pitched their ideas for the 2006 International Business Plan Competition here at the University of San Francisco. Business proposals ranged from an early detection system for breast cancer and a high-powered nanocarbon battery for laptops and PDAs.
Judges in the caucus include Emily Melton (center), a partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
Representatives of SanoGene Therapeutics, which won the $10,000 grand prize and Elevator Pitch.
Remedy Diagnostics, maker of an early detection system for breast cancer, won third place in the competition.