The Last Word: OptiMIND Founder on Winning a $40,000 Award for Research Innovation at UTD’s Big Idea Competition

“I am ready to start the start-up business now.”

Chandramallika Basak
Associate Professor
Center for Vital Longevity at UT Dallas’ School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
.…on winning the research innovation award for her OptiMIND brain training games at UTD’s Big Idea competition, via Twitter.

Basak entered UTD’s recent Big Idea Competition in the alumni research commercialization category with OptiMIND, a series of brain training games designed to enhance brain and cognition across the lifespan. The games are designed to ensure that people stay sharp and focused at any age.

After receiving a $40,000 check for winning the research innovation award, she’s now announced on Twitter that she’s ready to launch OptiMIND as a business.

“I am humbled and honored with the judges at the Big Idea Competition who decided my start-up pitch as the winner in the Research Innovation category,” Basak tweeted, before adding that she’s ready to start her start-up. 

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