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Business Spotlight > Founder was a winner at Elevator Pitch Contest

By Mandy Marksteiner

Prisca Tiasse won $500 at the Los Alamos Venture Accelerator’s Elevator Pitch Competition earlier this year.
After winning the “First-Timer” award, she has continued to raise funds for her business.
Her business, Biodidact, offers hands-on workshops that teach biotechnology concepts.
The day after Tiasse won the award, she showed how fun it is to get creative with science with her “Extract your Own DNA” workshop at this year’s ScienceFest. Judging by the dozens of kids and parents who swarmed her booth, Tiasse had one of the most popular exhibits at the festival.
“I was overwhelmed and very surprised at how many people were interested in my DNA extraction booth. It was non-stop,” Tiasse said. Everyone who came to her ScienceFest booth got to make a necklace with tiny vials of their own DNA.
The activity was so popular that she gave an encore event earlier this month at the Diamond Mix Co-Work Space in the Pueblo Complex. The DNA Extraction workshops were free events to help raise money for Tiasse’s Kickstarter campaign, which will raise money for pipettes, laboratory equipment and arts and crafts equipment for students.

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