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Harvard kicks off 3rd President’s Challenge

If you are trying to spot the next noteworthy local start-up, a good place to look might be the third annual Harvard President’s Challenge for entrepreneurship, which kicks off next week.

The record so far is impressive: The first winner of the Harvard Challenge, Vaxess Technologies, has raised $3.75 million for its effort to preserve vaccines without cold storage — a potential breakthrough for immunizations in the developing world. And last year’s champ, Mark43 (formerly Nucleik), got almost $2 million over the summer for software that neatly aggregates previously disorganized criminal information for police.

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