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Sweet 16 Finalists Announced for the $50,000 Cade Museum Prize

Sweet 16 Finalists Announced for the $50,000 Cade Museum Prize

The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention * is pleased to announce the Sweet 16 finalists for the 7th Annual $50,000 Cade Museum Prize for Innovation. Named after the Dr. J. Robert Cade, who led the team that invented Gatorade in 1965, the Prize is an annual competition for early-stage inventors and entrepreneurs in Florida.   The goals of the Prize are to provide seed capital and publicity for great ideas with market potential.

The museum received over 100 entries from around the state, and through the first and second rounds of judging have narrowed the entries down to 16 finalists.   A reception for the Sweet 16 will be held on March 16 in Gainesville.

The Final Four semi-finalists will be named on March 28 and they will make live presentations to a panel of judges on April 30. The winner will be announced that same evening at the 2nd Annual Inventivity Bash, at Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall in Gainesville. The presenting sponsor of the Inventivity Bash is RTI Surgical

The Cade Museum Prize is funded by the Community Foundation of North Central Florida. The presenting sponsor of the 2nd Annual Inventivity Bash is RTI Surgical, and in-kind legal services are being sponsored by Saliwanchik, Lloyd and Eisenschenk. The Cade Museum Prize competition and judging platform is sponsored by Skild.

A complete list and contact information for each of the Sweet 16 finalists can be found below, and more information about the Cade Museum Prize can be found at or by calling Jennifer Denault at (352) 371-8001.

The Sweet 16 Finalists can be found here.

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