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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013


OU INC. client cureLauncher captures top elevator pitch honors


From left, Steven Goldner, Amy Butler and David Fuehrer show of cureLauncher's Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship Elevator Pitch Competition award.
     Rochester, Mich. – OU INC client company cureLauncher won first place in the Elevator Pitch Competition at the 13th Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship (ACE).

     Along with five other finalists, cureLauncher representatives shared the company's elevator pitch with more than 1,000 guests and an esteemed panel of venture capitalists serving as judges. Each of the finalists received coaching from the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center and their home incubator/accelerators.

     The cureLauncher website helps people seeking medical treatment find reliable and understandable information about clinical trials looking to maximize enrollment. It also helps potential participants determine if they are right for the trial. The site, offered as a free service, is monitored at all times in order to assist visitors.

     cureLauncher President Steve Goldner said, "This highly competitive event has already opened up new opportunities for cureLauncher, which accelerates its growth. We would also like to extend our appreciation to OU INC for all of the support and encouragement in preparing for the competition."

     Established on Sept. 1, 2012, cureLauncher has already enrolled a number of breast cancer trials.

     Vice President David Fuehrer said, "Winning the ACE '13 pitch competition provides recognition for cureLauncher team effort and the success it's already achieved as a new Michigan business."

     The win also was heralded by OU INC, which provides cureLauncher and other client companies a host of business development programs and resources.

      "We are so excited about cureLauncher and their progress" said Amy Butler, executive director at OU INC. "They are tremendous to work with and passionate about their mission. This passion and their team are a winning combination to develop a solution that will help so many people."

     OU INC is a SmartZone Business Accelerator and Clean Energy Research Center that enables clients to Reach Beyond the Ordinary. OU INC provides entrepreneurial resources and strategic business solutions for accelerating ideas to market focused on medical device, energy, and information technology industries serving the domestic and international communities. Further information is available at Oakland.Edu/ouinc.

     For more information about cureLauncher, log on to visit curelauncher.com.

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