World's Richest and Largest Student Startup Competition - April 5-7, 2018

Past Competitors

...What's your pitch...

The top six finalists in the 2014 :

Medical Adhesive Revolution GmbH

Medical Adhesive Revolution GmbH
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Grand prize, More than $507,500.

Medical Adhesive Revolution developed a high-strength biodegradable surgical adhesive that can be used inside the human body to seal wounds within seconds.

The grand prize includes:

  • $250,000+ Investment Prize from The GOOSE Society of Texas
  • $112,500 + OWL Investment Prize
  • $100,000 Technology Award from Opportunity Houston and Greater Houston Partnership
  • Marketing and design services provided by BrandExtract and The Padgett Group ($25,000)
  • Website development and hosting services for one year provided by ContentActive ($30,000)
  • Treasury services provided by Bank of America ($5,000)
  • Business Plan software provided by Palo Alto Software
  • Opportunity to ring the closing bell at the NASDAQ Stock Market in New York
  • In addition, the team will receive more than $150,000 in services
A-76 Technologies

A-76 Technologies

Second place and $550,000.

A-76 Technologies manufactures corrosion inhibitors. A-76 Technologies will initially target customers in the oil in gas industry and plans for future expansion in transportation, marine, utilities, and infrastructure.

  • $112,500—OWL Choice Award
  • $100,000—Opportunity Houston $100K Technology
  • $100,000—GOOSE $100k Investment Prize
  • $80,000—SURGE
  • $25,000—CASIS ISS National Lab Space Flight Prize
  • $15,000—Overall winner - 2nd
  • $8,000—Pearland Spirit of Entrepreneurship
  • $3,000—Best Energy
  • $1,000—Best Company Showcase
  • $500—Best Elevator Pitch - 5th place

National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Third place and $22,000.

EcoBreeze is a company based on researching and commercializing innovative, powerful and green cooling technology for customers in ICT/LED field.

  • $15,000—Novak Druce Innovation Prize
  • $7,500—Overall winner - 3rd

Northwestern University

Fourth place and $20,000.

Innoblative is innovating the treatment of breast cancer by delivering therapy in minutes instead of weeks, for a fraction of the cost, and without dangerous ionizing radiation.

  • $15,000—Women's Health Prize – 2
  • $5,000—Overall winner - 4th

Tulane University

Fifth place and $44,000+.

Tympanogen is commercializing a patent-pending gel patch for resolving a medical condition called chronic tympanic membrane perforations – holes in the eardrum – without the need for surgery.

  • $20,000—NASA Earth/Space Life Science Innovation
  • $20,000—Courageous Women Entrepreneur – 2
  • $4,000—Overall winner - 5th

Georgia Institute of Technology

Sixth place and $38,000.

LymphaTech has developed a revolutionary diagnostic that enables prevention of lymphedema, a debilitating disease that affects 50% of all breast cancer survivors.

  • $25,000—Women's Health Prize – 1
  • $10,000—The $10,000 Edward H. Molter Memorial Prize for Best Presentation
  • $3,000—Overall winner - 6th

Winners of Other Major Prizes include:

Title of Business / Concept Team Leader School Video
A-76 Technologies Rice University
ACERA SURGICAL, INC.  Washington University
Batterade University of New Mexico
Berry Logistics University of Michigan
BetaGlide IIT, Kharagpur
CommSense, LLC  Purdue University
CrowdTunes Duke University
Datavis University of Arkansas  
Detonation Dynamics University of Texas at Arlington
DragAroundMe Wayne State University
EcoBreeze  National Taiwan University
FilmShaker London Business School
focalCast Marquette University
GestVision, Inc. Yale University
GreenPack University of Dhaka
Innoblative Northwestern University
InspireVive University of Tulsa
Iowa Approach, Inc. University of Iowa
KAir Battery The Ohio State University
LymphaTech Georgia Tech
Medical Adhesive Revolution GmbH RWTH Aachen University
mHealth Solutions Center Kenya Medical Training College / Kisii University
Microbe Detectives University of Wisconsin
Movellus Circuits University of Michigan
NanDio University of Notre Dame
NanoLinea Rice University
NextPotential Group Arizona State University
Nikweli London Business School
NuFortis University of Illinois at Chicago
Orpheden Therapeutics Northwestern University
OxyZn Waterloo
plugSTRATE Columbia University
PolyDrop, LLC University of Washington
SioTeX Corporation Texas State University
SPOUTS of Water Harvard University
StemSurgical USC
Superior Ecotech University of Colorado at Boulder
TheraBracelet University of Louisville
Tympanogen Tulane University of Louisiana
vuPad UCLA
Wavve, LLC University of Houston

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