RoundtableRx: Matching Medications to Minnesotans in Need

RoundtableRx, a nonprofit startup launched by UMN College of Pharmacy students, is Minnesota’s first and only statewide medication repository.

By collaborating with the state’s largest long-term care facilities, RoundtableRx safely redistributes unused, unexpired medications to more than 200 Minnesota hospitals and clinics.

... A big part of their success was the support they received through entrepreneurship programs at the U of M. The group participated in the U of M sponsored Walleye Tank, a pitch competition that provides feedback and education to early-stage businesses. They also entered the annual MN Cup competition, a program of the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship at the Carlson School of Management that supports the development of breakthrough business ideas across Minnesota. It’s the country’s largest statewide new-venture competition, and RoundtableRx placed second in the student division in 2020.

... They also received support from the U of M’s Venture Center, which helps prepare and launch new businesses around ideas and technology derived from University of Minnesota research.

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