2014 Lulu eGames Winners Announced

April 25, 2014

NC State’s Entrepreneurship Initiative is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Lulu eGames! Undergraduate and graduate students competed in a variety of categories to win cash prizes totaling up to $40,000. In addition to a full day of competition, Lulu eGames finalists and semifinalists had the opportunity to display their ventures and products for the business community during the Entrepreneurs Showcase. F. Scott Moody, Co-founder and previous Chairman/CEO of AuthenTec and Co-founder of K4Connect, gave the keynote address. The Lulu eGames is hosted by the Entrepreneurship Initiative in partnership with Lulu. Congratulations to all of our competitors! The entire awards ceremony can be seen here. Read ExitEvent’s media coverage here.

New Venture Challenge

First Place: $6,500 – Undercover Colors
Undercover Colors (pictured below) is developing a solution to empower women against date rape drugs. Their goal is to reduce the overall rate of drug-facilitated sexual assault by creating a risk for potential perpetrators to get caught, shifting the fear from the victims to the perpetrators. Team members from left to right: Ankesh Madan, Stephen Grey, Tasso Von Windheim and Tyler Confrey-Maloney.

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Second Place: $5,500 – Contour Medical
Contour Medical (pictured below) has developed a new thoracic retractor that allows cardiothoracic surgeons the ability to perform thoracotomies with reduced risk of breaking patients’ ribs. Their new thoracic retractor distributes pressure more evenly along a patient’s ribs, reducing fractured ribs by up to 50 percent. Team members from left to right: Alexander Verderber and John Durham. Not pictured: David Ruppoert.

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Third Place: $3,500 – Anibell
AniBell (pictured below) allows cattle farmers to track the location of their livestock in real-time and keep logistic data on each animal. Their solution can be utilized by farmers, breeders, and livestock owners to increase productivity and protect investments and prized animals. Team members from left to right: Johnathan Wimbish and Alex Williams. Not pictured: John Potts.

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Judges’ Choice: Fresh Box, ephRemedies and Undercover Colors

Arts Feasibility Study Challenge

First Place: $4,750 – Survivor Bolo
Survivor Bolo (pictured below) is a multi-functional bolo tie designed with outdoor adventures in mind. The bolo is an innovative evolution of the traditional bolo tie, offering a dynamic and synergized array of functions without compromising the aesthetic appeal. Team members: Shep Bryan.

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Second Place: $3,250 – Genius League
Genius League (pictured below) is a non-profit arts space for minority girls, ages 10-18, that provides film workshops free of charge. The nonprofit gives girls the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of camera work, story construction, editing and other film techniques – so that one day they can create their own works of art. Team members: Leesa Moore.

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Third Place: $1,500 – The Handstand

The Handstand (pictured below) is a miniaturized music stand with the capability of being attached to flat surfaces by utilizing industrial strength suction. With two interchangeable options, users will be able to switch between using a collapsible music stand head that serves to secure paper-based guides and an electronic mount for more modern guides. Team members: Michael Meglin.

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Judges’ Choice: Genius League, Washable Paint Canvas

Design and Prototype Challenge


First Place: $4,750 – Undercover Colors

Undercover Colors (pictured below) is developing a solution to empower women against date rape drugs. Their goal is to reduce the overall rate of drug-facilitated sexual assault by creating a risk for potential perpetrators to get caught, shifting the fear from the victims to the perpetrators. Team members from left to right: Ankesh Madan, Stephen Grey, Tasso Von Windheim and Tyler Confrey-Maloney.

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Second Place: $3,250 – Instasneaks

InstaSneaks (pictured below) is an e-commerce company functioning primarily as a mobile application that brings together enthusiasts of special edition sneakers for the purposes of posting, buying, trading or exchanging information and sneakers.  Team members from left to right: Chisom Anen and Kyle Linton. Instasneaks

 

 

 

 

 


Third Place: $1,500 – GameHound

GameHound (pictured below) is an innovative game tracking system that consists of a tiny transmitter that detaches from the hunter’s arrow and implants securely in the hide of the animal. The product allows the hunter to track down and recover the game, which they would have previously been unable to do. Team members from left to right: Shehab Imam, Michael Hassett, Colin Buchanan and Joshua Kirbo. 

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Judges’ Choice: Crimson Games, EZ-Tow, Track2Quit and InterPaw