Tears for Life wins big in biz plan competition

The Tears for Life team

Tears for Life, a company developing a technology to screen women for breast cancer using proteins found in tears, and KAIEN, a company that plans to leverage the unique talents of people with high-functioning autism to provide software testing services for the Japanese auto industry, were the big winners at the 2009 Tulane Business Plan Competition.

The competition, an annual presentation of the Tulane Entrepreneurs Association, took place at the Freeman School on April 17.

Tears for Life earned the grand prize in the business innovation division while KAIEN won the grand prize in the social entrepreneurship division. Each of the winning teams received a $20,000 cash prize to help fund the venture.

To learn more about this year’s competition, see the story Tears for Life business wins big in New Wave, Tulane’s online newspaper.