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Last 24 Hours to Register at Early-bird Discounted Rates @ 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th)

Dear colleague,

There are just 24 hours left to register for the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit at early-bird discounted rates — fyi, we just crossed 100 registrants, in 11 countries!

You can learn more and register HERE. Early-bird rates expire tomorrow Friday, October 6th, at noon US Pacific Time.

Also, a few great additions to the already world-class Speaking Roster:

  • Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Professor of Neurology and Founding Director of Neuroscape at UCSF (confirmed)
  • Dr. Alison Fenney, Executive Director of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization (NIO) (confirmed)
  • Belén Guerra-CarrilloNSF Fellow and graduate student researcher at University of Califonia, Berkeley (confirmed)
  • Dr. Carlos Peña, Director of the Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices Division at the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) (in process)
  • Kate Sullivan,  Director of the Brain Fitness Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (in process)
  • Nancy Briefs, President and CEO of Digital Cognition Technologies (confirmed)
  • Nikhil Sriraman, IP Analyst at SharpBrains (confirmed)
  • Dr. Olivier Oullier, Professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at Aix-Marseille University (confirmed)
  • Pooja Wagh, Director of the Health Community at MIT Solve (confirmed)

 

They will join an incredible ecosystem for innovation encompassing industry, tech, research, policy and practice.

Summit Sponsors include: AARP, VieLight, The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), the Arrowsmith Program, Banner Health, EMOTIV, and Lumosity.

Summit Partners include: Aging 2.0, BrainFutures, the Neurotechnology Industry Organization (NIO), MIT Solve, the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI), Neuroscape, NeuroTechX, the Center for BrainHealth at UT-Dallas, and the National Core for Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

— Judging Panel for the Brainnovations Pitch Contest

And please remember that the Summit will host a Brainnovations Pitch Contest — the Call for Submissions is open until October 31st, 11 PM US Pacific Standard Time.

“We are honored to count on such a distinguished ‘Sharp Tank’ to discuss and select the most promising startups in the digital health and neurotech space,” says Alvaro Fernandez, SharpBrains‘ CEO & Editor-in-Chief, who will co-facilitate the contest with Dr. Bob Bilder, Director of the UCLA Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity.

Looking forward to a great event — please consider joining us!

The SharpBrains Team

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Announcement: The Brainnovations Pitch Contest is Accepting Submissions!

The Brainnovations Pitch Contest just started accepting submissions from startups worldwide working on ways to harness brain research and emerging technologies to help every human being thrive in the digital age.

Startups: Please submit your idea and pitch your solution in front of our expert Judges and 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit participants for a chance to get feedback, boost industry recognition, meet like-minded pioneers and win a prize package that could give a boost to your venture and solution.

Who Should Apply

The competition is open to every startup in the space that meets the following criteria:

  • Has been operating for five years or less
  • Has a running website
  • Can be structured as a for-profit or non-profit, but needs to show a clear revenue model
  • If it is selected as a Finalist, one of the Co-founders can present a Pitch at the Summit, on December 6th, 2017 (requires no travel, as event is virtual)

GUIDELINES, FAQS AND SUBMISSION FORM HERE

We look forward to a fantastic Pitch Contest and Summit overall!

This is the Brainnovations Judging Panel…our very own “Sharp Tank”!

 

12 Finalists will get to pitch on December 6th, and the Sharp Tank will select a Winner per category, facilitated by Alvaro Fernandez, SharpBrains‘ CEO & Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. Bob Bilder, Director of the UCLA Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity.

Top Brainnovations in Healthcare will be judged by:

  • Dr. Adam Haim, PhD, Chief of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Dr. David Barash, Chief Medical Officer and ED of Global Health at GE Foundation
  • Dr. Edward Kliphuis, Investment Director at Merck Ventures
  • Dr. Karen Postal, President of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN)

Top Brainnovations in the Workplace will be judged by:

  • Charlie Hartwell, Operating Partner at Bridge Builders Collaborative
  • Danny Dankner, CEO and Co-founder of Applied Cognitive Engineering
  • Lisa Neuberger, Managing Director of Strategy + Innovation at Accenture Corporate Citizenship
  • Kathleen Herath, Associate Vice President Health & Productivity at Nationwide Insurance

Top Brainnovations in Education will be judged by:

  • Bill Tucker, Senior Advisor to the K12 Education Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Eduardo Briceño, CEO and Co-founder of Mindset Works
  • Neil Allison, Director of Business Model Innovation at Pearson North America
  • John Cammack, Angel Investor

Top Brainnovations for Quality of Life will be judged by:

  • Alexandra Morehouse, Chief Marketing Officer at Banner Health
  • Ariel Garten, Founder and Chief Evangelism Officer at InteraXon
  • Dr. Bill Reichman, President and CEO of Baycrest
  • Colin Milner, Founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)
  • Zack Lynch, General Partner at JAZZ Venture Partners

This Call for Submissions is open from September 21st till October 31st, 11 PM US Pacific Standard Time. Time to rev up those sharp brains!

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May e-newsletter: MIT Solve launches Brain Health Challenge, asking “How can every person improve their brain health and mental resilience?”

New thinking

New research

New tools

 

 

Have a great month of June and, for those based in the US, a great Memorial Day weekend,

 

The SharpBrains Team

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Update: Why Untrained Brains Are A Bit Like Puppies (And How Dance Offers Great Brain Training)

Time for SharpBrains’ April e-newsletter, featuring what’s new in brain health and cognitive performance. Quite stimulating reading 🙂

New thinking

New research

>New tools

Upcoming event

 

Finally, here you have 5 quick brain teasers to sharpen two key cognitive skills: attention and working memory.

 

Have a great month of May,

 

The SharpBrains Team

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Update: To honor Brain Awareness Week 2017, let’s highlight 10 Key Facts To Harness Neuroplasticity And Improve Brain Fitness

Brain Awareness Week took place this month, so let’s first of all discuss these 10 Key Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity & Improve Brain Fitness coming from the hundreds of scientific and medical studies we analyzed to prepare the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Improve Brain Health and Performance at Any Age.

And here’s the rest of SharpBrains’ March e-newsletter exploring the latest in brain health and mental performance.

New research:

New thinking:

New tools (via SharpBrains’ analysis of neurotech patents):

Finally, here’s a brain teaser to test your pattern recognition and other cognitive skills: The Empty Triangle.

Have a nice Spring!

The SharpBrains Team

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20 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity and Improve Brain Health

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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, so let me share these 20 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity & Improve Brain Health that come from the hundreds of scientific and medical studies we analyzed  Read the rest of this entry »

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Book discount to honor Mental Health Awareness Month

LarryKing_TheSharpBrainsGuideMay is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we would like to contribute to worldwide educational efforts.

We are offering the Kindle edition of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness at an 80% discount, from today until May 31st. If you still don’t have your copy, or know of someone else who would enjoy the book, please take a minute or two to learn more…

Wishing lifelong Brain and Mental Health to everyone,

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