NEW YORK CITY, September 30, 2019 – The Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to innovation in oral healthcare and named after the late Dr. Edward B. Shils, is calling on U.S.- and Canada-based dental students to submit their ideas, innovations, and inventions for the third annual Shils Stars Dental Student Competition. The competition will be held on October 16 at New York University College of Dentistry alongside the 17th annual Shils Fund Innovator Awards ceremony.
Entrants to the Shils Stars Dental Student Competition will pitch their submissions to a panel of experts from the dental industry, professional community, and academia. Submissions should aim to resolve a challenge related to patient treatment, a product or service, or dental education, or be focused on a dental industry-related humanitarian program. Four winners will receive cash prizes, and the grand prize winner will take home $2,000 in start-up project funding. To enter, please click here. The deadline for submissions is October 7.
“Our annual Shils Stars competition is an exciting opportunity for health care entrepreneurs to engage, motivate and advance innovation in oral health,” said Steven W. Kess, President of the Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund’s Board of Directors. "This competition embodies Dr. Edward B. Shils’ vision to inspire, connect, build, and drive innovative and entrepreneurial systems for social good. We encourage dental students across the U.S. and Canada to submit their projects as soon as possible.”
About The Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund, Inc.
Friends and colleagues of Dr. Shils, who are also prominent leaders in the dental industry, founded the Dr. Edward D. Shils Entrepreneurial Education Fund in 2002 because they knew that Dr. Shils wanted to leave a legacy of entrepreneurship. In 2012, the Fund was renamed the The Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund, Inc. and became a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Through annual awards, partnerships and other branded events, the Fund honors the pioneering vision of Dr. Shils and helps foster inspiration and initiative in current and future healthcare entrepreneurs. For more information, please visit www.ShilsFund.org.