Lulu eGames Winners Announced!
May 1, 2012
NC State’s Entrepreneurship Initiative and Lulu are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Lulu eGames! Undergraduate and graduate students competed in a variety of categories to win prizes totaling up to $30,000. In addition to a full day of competition, Lulu eGames participants had the opportunity to display their ideas and products for the business community during the Entrepreneurs Showcase. Bob Young, Lulu founder and CEO, gave the keynote address and encouraged audience members to create what others say can’t be done. This is the fourth year the Entrepreneurship Initiative has hosted the event.
First Place ($5,000): 7ED, formerly named Lucky 7, is an upcoming company capitalizing on the patent-pending Substrate Defect Reduction (SSDR) technology from NC State University. 7ED team members are Dragana Mendel, Garrett Foster, Michael Teal, and Xiaoyang Wang.
Second Place ($3,500): Zeek displaces the paper coupon book with an online & mobile phone book. Zeek team members are Matthew Davis and Jonathan Stephens.
Third Place ($2,000): ColoWrap aims to provide Gastroenterologists with an abdominal binder that can facilitate colonoscopies and reduce overall procedure times. ColoWrap is led by John Hathorn.
Judges’ Choice Award ($1,500): Zeek
First Place ($4,000): Green Energy Management Systems (GEMS) helps people make smarter decisions about how they use energy. GEMS team members are Dreier Carr, Kevin Cook, and John Crawford.
Second Place ($2,500): Koyr Engineering is an Engineering Firm that focuses on product development as well as consulting services. Koyr Engineering is led by Mark Delgado.
Third Place ($1,000): Vision Mosaics takes customer images and transforms them into high quality glass tile mosaics. Vision Mosaics is led by Charles West.
Judges’ Choice Awards ($1,500): Elemecon, PowerUp, Augment Medical
Elemecon: Elemecon team members are Bilal A. Bajwa and Andrew B. Butler.
PowerUP is dedicated to extending battery-life through innovation in recharging technologies and in new power management systems. PowerUp team members are Gayatri Ponger Snigdha, Tayseer Almattar, and Zain Akhter.
In response to a lack of effective communication for disabled patients and a Joint Commission regulation, Augment Medical has developed PatientLink. Augment Medical team members are Timothy Martin and Richard Daniels.
First Place ($4,000): Leiva Strings is a music education company using proprietary color-coded strings to enhance learning techniques. Leiva Strings team members are Italo Leiva and Caleb Primm.
Second Place ($2,500): Vision Mosaics takes customer images and transforms them into high quality glass tile mosaics. Vision Mosaics is led by Charles West.
Third Place ($1,000): Soutenu Tights aim to protect the health of dancers of all genres, ages, and levels of mastery by incorporating new measures of safety into dancewear that is already on the market. Soutenu Tights is led by Suzanne Matthews.
Judges’ Choice Award ($1,500): Soutenu Tights, The Coterie, JANT
The Coterie is a corporation made of and for film-makers in Raleigh, NC that provides memberships which will allow artists in the area to network and recycle equipment. The Coterie is led by Megan Bridges.
JANT is a social music network that connects artists, consumers and venues through an innovative cross-platform technology surrounding a mobile interface. JANT team members are Anna Wolfe and Trent McKenzie.
Click here to see the entire list of finalists and semi-finalists for the 2012 Lulu eGames!