Choukri Ben Mamoun, PhD founder of EliV5 Therapeutics scored big at the Yale Innovation Summit on May 8, 2019. The team won second prize, and an award of $5,000, in the Connecticut Innovations-sponsored Biotech Pitch Contest. EliV5 was selected by veteran investors in a competition including 36 Biotech electronic posters describing innovative, investigator-founded ventures. EliV5 team members shown above with the “big check” are (L to R) Marwan Azar, MD, Jose Thekkiniath, PhD, Denton Hoyer, PhD, Janie Merkel, PhD, Choukri Ben Mamoun, PhD, Pete Gareiss, PhD, and Francine Carland, PhD. Not pictured from the team: Yulia Surovtseva, PhD.