PUDDLE HOPS: Deal Tank for early stage cos; Treatments for obesity; Restoring artifacts

Deal Tank in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor’s David Weaver, who co-founded CitySide Ventures, Birmingham Angels, and Great Lakes Angels, has co-created a monthly virtual Deal Tank for early-stage companies to pitch investors in Michigan and throughout the Midwest. Investors that are interested to attend will be able to still Register online.

Pittsburgh’s xBridge 

A 10,000-sq.ft. space at Pittsburgh’s International Airport called the xBridge is where companies can collaborate on new ideas poised to increase efficiency. The facility churns out minimal viable products much sooner than a traditional product development model.

Restoring ancient artifacts

Brent Seales, a professor at the University of Kentucky, has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to create a cultural heritage imaging and analysis laboratory. The lab will restore ancient artifacts thought to be damaged beyond repair.

Clinical treatments for obesity

A new partnership between Vanderbilt University’s Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery and clinical stage biopharmaceutical company Soleno Therapeutics will conduct further research into new clinical treatments for multiple obesity syndromes.