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From ivory tower to incubator: Transforming students and researchers into entrepreneurs

Sample6 is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup with a new way to detect food-borne pathogens such as Listeria and Salmonella. Its technology was conceived in a Boston University lab, and the company was cofounded by Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology PhD students Michael Koeris, Timothy Lu and Tanguy Chau. But they didn’t do it on their own – Sample6 had lots of help, advice and $150,000 in convertible notes from Boston University’s Office of Technology Development.

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