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Lulu eGames

The Lulu eGames is NC State's annual startup competition awarding over $100,000 to NC State entrepreneurs.

About the eGames

The Lulu eGames is NC State’s annual startup competition, awarding over $100k to NC State entrepreneurs. The competition includes two rounds and students can compete in five category options:

 

We went digital for 2020 the Lulu eGames!

The week of April 20th, we hosted a series of live Facebook interviews with the winning teams to learn more about their ventures. During these live streams, we also took questions from the audience. Check out those interviews on demand on our Youtube channel.

The eGames is made possible by a generous gift from our sponsor, online publishing company Lulu.com.

2020 Lulu eGames Winners

Congratulations to 2020’s Lulu eGames Winners:

  • 1st place – $5,000 | Sani: A South Asian fashion label focused on South Asian American women.

Team member: Ritika Shamdasani

  • 2nd place – $3,000 | The Salsa Underground Experience: Daniela Patiño’s exclusive Salsa party and movement for ‘Salsa dance nerds’

Team member: Daniela Patiño

  • 3rd place – $2,000 | Choir Baton: An online choral community to get #morepeoplesinging

Team member: Beth Philemon

  • 1st place – $5,000 | Saphai: Creating a sprayable coating that can make any surface self-cleaning when exposed to sunlight and rainwater

Team members: Cameryn Sharkey, Jack Timothy, Madelyn Mahl, Alex Persson, Jaspal Singh

  • 2nd place  – $3,000 | Summit Kinetics: Giving the freedom of movement back to those in need via a passive lower-body exoskeleton

Team members: Alyssa Cox, Amy Hogan, Ethan Eldridge, Jennifer Lo, Jacob Harris

  • 3rd place – $2,000 | Safe Crate: Dog crate aiming to reduce your pet’s anxiety during stressful times

Team members: Halen Mattison, Cloe Nichols, Justin Powers, Evan Grant, Jalen McGee

  • 1st place – $5,000 | Thermoelectrix: A thermoelectric ice brace that lessens the pain and swelling of injuries.

Team members: Om Doshi, Calvin Hawke, Vikramsheel Singh

  • 2nd place – $3,000| Seamless: A platform to make fashion e-commerce a joyful and engaging experience for shoppers.

Team members: Madeline Yun, Devin Junkins, Adithya Balaji, Svapnil Ankolkar, Rohith Yenumula

  • 3rd place – $2,000 | I/O: A seamless smart device that decreases phantom energy consumption when you are away.

Team members: Nathan Woodward, Matthew Panizza, Jesse Heidrich, Abhiroop Kollipara

  • 1st place – $10,000 | Kalia Health: A biotech startup dedicated to improving women’s health in low-resource settings.

Team member: Denali Dahl

  • 2nd place – $7,00 | Sani: A South Asian fashion label focused on South Asian American women.

Team member: Ritika Shamdasani

  • 3rd place – $5,000 | SafeCrate: Dog crate aiming to reduce your pet’s anxiety during stressful times

Team members: Halen Mattison, Cloe Nichols, Justin Powers, Evan Grant, Jalen McGee

  • 1st place – $5,000 | Summit Kinetics: Giving the freedom of movement back to those in need via a passive lower-body exoskeleton.

Team members: Alyssa Cox, Amy Hogan, Ethan Eldridge, Jennifer Lo, Jacob Harris

  • 2nd place – $3,000 | Sani: A South Asian fashion label focused on South Asian American women.

Team member: Ritika Shamdasani

  • 3rd place – $2,000 | Kalia Health: A biotech startup dedicated to improving women’s health in low-resource settings.

Team member: Denali Dahl

2020 Finalists

Out of 130+ students that entered this year’s competition, the following 19 teams moved forward to the final round. Congratulations to all of these NC State Entrepreneurs for their phenomenal innovations! Watch the 2020 Lulu eGames Finalists:

 

  • CALM
    CALM is at product that offers active-feedback deep compression for children facing heightened anxiety and stress
  • Kalia Health
    Kalia Health is a biotechnology startup dedicated to improving women’s health in low-resource settings
  • PolyTec
    PolyTec is delivering high-value functionalized polymer-based products with increased durability
  • SafeCrate
    SafeCrate is a prototype dog crate aiming to reduce your pet’s anxiety during stressful times
  • Sani
    Sani is a sister-owned South Asian fashion label focused on South Asian American women
  • Saphai
    Saphai is creating a sprayable coating that can make any surface self-cleaning when exposed to sunlight and rainwater
  • Sol
    Sol is a community-based translation app pushing people to move past boundaries and live courageously

  • Kalia Health
    Kalia Health is a biotechnology startup dedicated to improving women’s health in low-resource settings
  • PolyTec
    PolyTec is delivering high-value functionalized polymer-based products with increased durability
  • Ryse
    Ryse is a startup dedicated to improving urban accessibility for wheelchair users
  • SafeCrate
    SafeCrate is a prototype dog crate aiming to reduce your pet’s anxiety during stressful times
  • Saphai
    Saphai is creating a sprayable coating that can make any surface self-cleaning when exposed to sunlight and rainwater
  • Summit Kinetics
    Summit Kinetics presents exo; an non-powered assistive exoskeleton designed to help essential daily movement
  • Thermoelectrix
    Thermolectrix aims to lessen the pain and swelling of injuries with their Thermoelectric Ice Brace

  • CALM
    CALM is at product that offers active-feedback deep compression for children facing heightened anxiety and stress
  • Kalia Health
    Kalia Health is a biotechnology startup dedicated to improving women’s health in low-resource settings
  • Peak Coffee Processing
    Peak Coffee Processing gives farmers an economic incentive to make coffee 
  • Sani
    Sani is a sister-owned South Asian fashion label focused on South Asian American women
  • Saphai
    Saphai is creating a sprayable coating that can make any surface self-cleaning when exposed to sunlight and rainwater
  • Sol
    Sol is a community-based translation app pushing people to move past boundaries and live courageously
  • Summit Kinetics
    Summit Kinetics presents exo; an non-powered assistive exoskeleton designed to help essential daily movement

  • I/O
    I/O Smart Outlet is a seamless smart device that decreases phantom energy consumption when you are away
  • Narvara
    Narvara is focused on making college residential event planning as easy as possible
  • Seamless
    Seamless is a platform to make fashion e-commerce a joyful and engaging experience for shoppers
  • Thermoelectrix
    Thermolectrix aims to lessen the pain and swelling of injuries with their Thermoelectric Ice Brace

  • Choir Baton
    Choir Baton is an online choral community to get #morepeoplesinging
  • Definitive Design
    Helping artists define, design and deliver their products
  • The Salsa Underground Experience
    The Salsa Underground Experience is Daniela Patiño’s exclusive Salsa party and movement for ‘Salsa dance nerds’
  • PowHerSuit
    PowHerSuit aims to provide fashionable business apparel for petite women
  • Sani
    Sani is a sister-owned South Asian fashion label focused on South Asian American women
  • Thermoelectrix
    Thermolectrix aims to lessen the pain and swelling of injuries with their Thermoelectric Ice Brace
  • ZipToVIP
    ZiptoVip helps small online creators gain exposure on competitive online platforms

  • Funxion
    Funxion is a fashion tech company developing a continuous, real-time health monitoring apparel
  • Indago Devices
    Indago has the world’s smallest RFID chip
  • PhotoCide Protections
    PhotoCide Protection, Inc. is developing the SafeLight product line – a next-generation family of environmentally-friendly products that can disinfect a wide range of pathogens
  • Stitch Partners
    Stitch Partners is developing smoke remediation technology for use in confined spaces where venting is not an option
  • Vector Textiles
    Vector Textile fabrics are designed to prevent mosquitos from getting through to skin, preventing world-wide afflictions due to mosquitos.

Special Thanks

A special thanks for to the following judges who made the 2020 Lulu eGames possible:

Ben Armstrong, Bentley Olive, Bob Creeden, Connor Regan, Daniel Cole, David Coleal, David Tillack, Garrett Dailey, Greg Hopper, Hannah Weinberger, John Austin, John Hathorn, Laura Schranz, Matthew Pepe, Michael Rupert, Nandini Mendu, Oz Merchant, Rachael Meleney, Sarah Boon, Sean Echevarria, Steven Guido, Sunny Su, Tom Snyder, Keith Vest, Precious Wilson, Angela Lombardi, Annah Lee, Bethany Studnicky, Brett Morris, Chasta Hamilton, Dara Baldwin, Julia Caston, Kyle Hazard, Tea Blumer, Brent Miller, Anna Campbell, Benjamin Bradley, Carolina Arias, Catherine Gomes, Cris Masselle, Emily Neville, Greg Norton, Heather Grey, Ian Hopkins, Jeffery Terebey, Jessica Porta, Monika Kondura, Tyan O’Donnell, and Shraddha Rathod

A special thanks for all the sponsors that made the 2020 Lulu eGames possible:

  • Lulu
  • IBM
  • Murphy’s Naturals 
  • Rockridge Venture Law
  • Chiesi 
  • HQ Raleigh
  • NC State Business Sustainability Collaborative
The Daugherty Track at the Lulu eGames is made possible thanks to the following:
  • Richard and Marlene Daugherty Entrepreneurialism Endowment 
  • Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science
  • NC State Office of Partnerships
  • NC State Office of Research Commercialization
eGames Team Pitching

Lulu eGames 2019

The semester-long competition wrapped up on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 with a live event celebrating the winning teams.

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