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Clear Light Ventures was founded by Peter Sullivan to help people affected by toxic heavy metals. Having been diagnosed with mercury poisoning himself, Peter knows first hand what heavy metal poisoning can do to one’s concentration, motivation, mental acuity, memory capacity, immune system, psychological and physical well being. More importantly, he learned how difficult it was to first figure out what was going on with him and what caused many of these symptoms. He experienced a multitude of possible tests (some conclusive; others not), a general lack of detailed knowledge or understanding among the healthcare providers about this ailment and many choices of treatments available.
We are looking for business concepts for an affordable, non-invasive screening toolkit to test methyl mercury levels in your body. Imagine a product that provides you with the opportunity to do a test at home. Once you have an elevated level of methyl mercury in your body, you can go to a doctor with the results and get rid of it.
The affordable screening kit to test for methyl mercury in the human body that we are looking for in this challenge, doesn't have to be fully tested and approved in a laboratory or in clinical trials. We are looking for a theoretical idea that is based on existing research or development, existing similar tests that could be adapted to testing for heavy metals or can be inspired by methods of screening for other diseases (e.g. malaria tests or diabetes).
We will ask a diverse community of people, you, to develop your idea into a business concept. Or enrich other’s ideas with your expertise and creativity. This business concept is a 10-page document for which we provide the format (see the jury criteria in the challenge summary on the Challenge page for further explanation).
A jury of Experts will judge all ideas on different criteria and advise you how to develop your idea into a business concept. During several webinars you can ask questions, be inspired and receive feedback.
On the 17th of October we started the challenge online with the inspiration phase.
The winner receives $2.500 and a possible investment by Clear Light Ventures to further develop your idea into a prototype.
After the challenge (February) idea-owners (individuals or teams) are stimulated to realize their business concept. Clear Light Ventures is eager to invest in a promising startup; the division of shares between the entrepreneur and Clear Light Ventures will be discussed at that time depending on the investments made from both sides.