Lulu eGames Winners Announced

The winners of the 2017 Lulu eGames have been announced. Over 350 people attended the Lulu eGames LIVE event on Thursday, April 20 to see who would walk away a winner, with $100,000 in prize money available for NC State entrepreneurs!

These teams emerged as winners from over 190 entries and were chosen by a panel of judges from two rounds of competition. The final winners were selected based on combined scores from a business plan and in-person pitch.

We’re excited to recognize these teams for all their hard work! Special thanks to our emcee, Renee Chou from WRAL-TV.

New Venture

For ventures that have a product concept design or prototype.

1ST PLACE – $10,000 | VIEMETRICS

VieMetrics has developed a low-cost, portable spirometer that can potentially predict asthma attacks.

2ND PLACE – $7,000 | Sakarotec

SaKaroTec is an innovative new way to preserve red blood cells that revolutionize the blood supply industry.

3RD PLACE – $5,000 | byt no pressure 

BYT No Pressure is an enhanced dental guard that combines a slim fit structure with a maximum pressure absorbing design.

Arts Ventures

For arts-based ventures or ventures that support the arts community

1ST PLACE – $5,000 | Ataristicians

Ataristicians is a venture aimed at combining video games with artificial intelligence research and statistical teaching.

2ND PLACE – $3,000 | thrive collective

Thrive Collective is an organization that fosters collaboration and education in the nonprofit sector.

3RD PLACE – $2,000 | Crimson Moon Records

Crimson Moon Records is a recording studio dedicated to helping artists and students express themselves.

Built on Cloud

For ventures developed using one or more of IBM’s Cloud Services.

1ST PLACE – $5,000 | ripenow

RipeNow is a platform that connects restaurants with crowd-sourced produce from local farms.

2ND PLACE – $3,000 | Medtraq

Medtraq is a handwashing compliance system that aims to reduce the $9.8 billion in preventable healthcare costs associated with hospital acquired infections.

3RD PLACE – $2,000 | ataristicians

Ataristicians is a venture aimed at combining video games with artificial intelligence research and statistical teaching.

Social Impact

For ventures using the power of business to solve environmental and social challenges.

1ST PLACE – $5,000 | viemetrics

VieMetrics has developed a low-cost, portable spirometer that can potentially predict asthma attacks.

2ND PLACE – $3,000 | Rhytchor

PulseAware by Rhythcor aims to combat the biggest killer among firefighters — heart attacks. 

3RD PLACE – $2,000 | ATARISTICIANS

Ataristicians is a venture aimed at combining video games with artificial intelligence research and statistical teaching.

Design and Prototype

For ventures that have a product concept design or prototype.

1ST PLACE – $5,000 | VIEMETRICS

VieMetrics has developed a low-cost, portable spirometer that can potentially predict asthma attacks.

2ND PLACE – $3,000 | Re-cycle

Re-Cycle is a lightweight, inexpensive and scalable bike share system for cities and universities.

3RD PLACE – $2,000 | rhythcor

PulseAware by Rhythcor aims to combat the biggest killer among firefighters — heart attacks.

Team Rhythcor, Winner of the Audience Choice Award!

Daugherty Endowment

For ventures with licensed university-owned IP

1ST PLACE – $25,000 | LUMEOVA

Lumeova is developing an ultra-fast wireless communications product to speed up mobile connectivity speeds by 10X.

2ND PLACE – $15,000 | BRESTEM

BreStem is a venture with first-in-class lung stem cell therapy for pulmonary fibrosis.

3RD PLACE – $15,000 | INSIGHT FINDER

Insight Finder provides predictive analytics services that deliver insights in real time.

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