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Run It By the Pros Winner Featured in Newsweek

Congratulations to Darnisha Harrison, President and CEOof Ennaid Therapeutics, who was recently featured in Newsweek Magazine's Disruptive Women issue and named one of 13 Women in Business to Bet On. Ennaid Therapeutics is a Run It By the Pros Audience Choice Award Winner and owns exclusive, worldwide rights to develop and commercialize what Harrison is confident will be the first cure for dengue fever. Ennaid Therapeutics licenses a flavivirus inhibitor technology that Harrison says has been shown to inhibit more than 99 percent of mosquito-borne viruses, including West Nile and dengue. Harrison has raised seed capital, and her five-person team is now raising $20 million more to complete testing and bring the potential cure to market.

 Run It By the Pros is held twice yearly by MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta and features four startups who pitch their business plan to a panel of experts. Each company is then given actionable feedback and advice from the panel and the audience. At the end of the evening, an Audience Choice Award winner is chosen.

 If you have a startup, please consider applying to become a presenter at our next Run It By the Pros event. (The next one will likely be held in the Fall 2014). Whether you end up recognized in an international magazine or not, it could very well be your springboard to success!

 About the Forum

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta is a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational programs and services that promote and strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship at the intersection of business and technology in the Southeast.

We invite anyone who is interested to attend our regular events and become a member of the Forum. No prior affiliation with MIT is necessary to participate or join.