Both guests and judges all agreed that this year's Trinity Bradfield Prize was the strongest line up of pitches they had seen in the five years of the competition.
Enhancements to the format of this year's competition ensured that every applicant had an opportunity to learn new entrepreneurial skills and network with the founders of leading local startups via a series of four workshops.
Finalists confirmed that these workshops, covering Business Models, Intellectual Property, Finding Customers, and Pitching helped them crystalise their thoughts, and better structure their final pitch.
The pitch workshop was actually delivered by former prize winners Molly Haugen (2021) and Abiel Ma (2022), what better way to learn about how to win the competition than directly from two former winners.
The winners on the night were:
- Overall winner (£10k) - Cambridge Nucleomics - MedTech - Fully automated point-of-care sepsis test in under an hour.
- Second Place (£5k) - Compound Hound - MedTech - A breath sensor, with advantages to established technologies, enabled to determine if a neonatal is suffering from jaundice.
- Hellings Prize (£5k) - BioTryp Therapeutics - BioTech - new class of biofilm inhibitors, providing an alternative to traditional antibiotic treatments.
In addition to the cash prizes, all of the finalists will benefit from mentoring and complementary membership of The Bradfield Centre.
Sir Greg Winter, Chair of Judges, also announced an additional new prize for next year's competition, The Angel Prize, which will be awarded to the team that can demonstrate the most progress towards their stated milestones, and both 2022 and 2023 finalists are eligible.
You can listen to all of the finalists describe their companies and technologies on this Sunday's episode of Cambridge Tech Podcast - subscribe to ensure you don't miss out.
Our congratulations to the winners, and our thanks to everyone that applied.