Lulu eGames

The Lulu eGames is NC State's annual startup competition.

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 with six categories options: New Venture, Design & Prototype, Social and Environmental Impact, Arts Venture, Built on Cloud and Daugherty Endowment. The eGames is made possible by a generous gift from our sponsor, online publishing company Lulu.com.

Special Thanks

A special thanks for to the following supporters who made the 2019 eGames possible:

Judges

Anne Jones, Bill Nussey, Bob Creeden, Brooks Malone, Carol Holloway, Catrina E Vienrich, Christie Williams, Danny Sanford, Ed Thum, Gilda Cabrera, Gregory S. Hopper, Kelly Caldwell, Mark Steele, Nick Mirisis, Oliver Stahlmann, Paul Ulanch, Sarah Berman, Tayyab Hussain, Tom Collopy, Ani Patwardhan, Bud Whitmeyer, Chris Ng Cashin, Christina C Valkanoff, Kevin McCann, Moaad Benkaraache, Oz Merchant, Paul Hobday, Quinten Farmer, Rachel Braynin, Sarah Alenezi, Sarah Cooke, Sheridan Howie, Steven Guido, Sunny Su Ahmed Osman, Arvind Gupta, Brent Miller, Bryan Ruddy, Hanumanth Kanthi, Jacob Yackenovich, Kelly Camus, Lisa Schenkewitz, Matthew, J Babaian, Nichole Stewart, Robert Labori, Tushar Fadale, Upendra Rajan, Va Barbosa, Venkata V. Gadepalli, Alisha Brice, Eric Murray, Jess Porta, Josh M. Diver, Lisbeth Arias, Richard Clerkin, Ryan O’Donnell, Shraddha Rathod, Stephanie Fields, Sean Malone, Spencer Coffin, Will Pfitzner, Sandie Williams, Donnie Goins, JiNan George, Julie Gavaghan, Deshawn Brown, Wesley Cook, Katie Forster, Chelsea Bennett, David Gardner, Sharat Nagaraj, Ruth Taylor, Chris Evans, Arvind Gupta, Bryan Rudsy, Ahmed Osman, Hanumanth Kanthi, Mike Mellas, Lyle Gravatt, Ryan O’Donnell.

eGames Team Pitching

Lulu eGames LIVE

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

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2019 Finalists

Meet the finalists in the 2019 Lulu eGames!

  • Another Watch
    Another Watch (AW) is a modular watch system that allows for full customization of analog watches without the need for any tools.
  • Chirp
    Chirp is an IoT-enabled Smart Home device that leverages a combination of sensors guided by a proprietary algorithm to monitor the stove and immediately address threats to help reduce emergency response times by an estimated 50%.
  • Green Bleach
    Green Bleach is developing a unique new disinfectant that is both fully effective against the most robust pathogens and is non-toxic for humans.
  • InDiP
    InDiP aims to develop and commercialize a microfluidic technology that streamlines the processing of forensic samples intended for DNA analysis.
  • OpenGait Prosthetics
    OpenGait has developed a complete prosthetic kit for above-knee (AK) amputees that will unlock access to mobility and independence to so many in need.
  • Portal Technologies
    Portal is a countertop device that allows brands to access new audiences through the power of automated retail.
  • Reborn Clothing Co
    Reborn transforms surplus textile waste and branded apparel into higher-value products.
  • TRACne
    TRACne is a user-friendly mobile application that uses machine learning and computer vision to detect clinical changes in skin condition

  • Chirp
    Chirp is an IoT-enabled Smart Home device that leverages a combination of sensors guided by a proprietary algorithm to monitor the stove and immediately address threats to help reduce emergency response times by an estimated 50%.
  • Dinsta
    Dinsta provides cleaner healthier teeth in less time than old fashion brushing and flossing.
  • eyeBot
    eyeBot is a device that creates a cheaper, faster, and more convenient eye examination for people.
  • Flux Conversions
    Flux is developing a kit that will convert any automatic transmission powertrain to a hybrid-electric powertrain.
  • Isotherm
    The Isotherm is an all-in-one sleeping system that allows campers to sleep comfortably in the outdoors in any weather with only one piece of equipment.
  • Logiquin
    Logiquin is  disrupting the up and coming vaping industry by inserting new technology into this growing market.
  • OpenGait Prosethetics
    OpenGait has developed a complete prosthetic kit for above-knee (AK) amputees that will unlock access to mobility and independence to so many in need.

  • 321 Coffee
    321 Coffee is a growing nonprofit pop-up coffee shop that aims to provide significant work experience to individuals with special needs.
  • Chirp
    Chirp is an IoT-enabled Smart Home device that leverages a combination of sensors guided by a proprietary algorithm to monitor the stove and immediately address threats to help reduce emergency response times by an estimated 50%.
  • eyeBot
    eyeBot is a device that creates a cheaper, faster, and more convenient eye examination for people.
  • Green Bleach
    Green Bleach is developing a unique new disinfectant that is both fully effective against the most robust pathogens and is non-toxic for humans.
  • OpenGait Prosethetics
    OpenGait has developed a complete prosthetic kit for above-knee (AK) amputees that will unlock access to mobility and independence to so many in need.
  • Portal Technologies
    Portal is a countertop device that allows brands to access new audiences through the power of automated retail.
  • Vital Guide
    Vital Guide allows hospital staff a solution to provide improved medical care and allows improved patient management to emergency waiting room patients.

  • Chirp
    Chirp is an IoT-enabled Smart Home device that leverages a combination of sensors guided by a proprietary algorithm to monitor the stove and immediately address threats to help reduce emergency response times by an estimated 50%.
  • eyeBot
    eyeBot is a device that creates a cheaper, faster, and more convenient eye examination for people.
  • Flux Conversions
    Flux is developing a kit that will convert any automatic transmission powertrain to a hybrid-electric powertrain.
  • Portal Technologies
    Portal is a countertop device that allows brands to access new audiences through the power of automated retail.
  • RapidCat
    RapidCat, Inc. seeks to revolutionize trade execution and bring forward institutional-grade financial analytics to lower the intellectual barrier of entry to investors and traders.
  • TRACne
    TRACne is a user-friendly mobile application that uses machine learning and computer vision to detect clinical changes in skin condition.
  • Vital Guide
    Vital Guide allows hospital staff a solution to provide improved medical care and allows improved patient management to emergency waiting room patients.

  • iScribble
    iScribble is an interactive, drawing based web-application that allows individuals from all over the world to come together and collaborate on a digital canvas, allowing artists to communicate as a team while individually honing their design skills in a manner unlike other design applications on the market.
  • Flux Conversions
    Flux is developing a kit that will convert any automatic transmission powertrain to a hybrid-electric powertrain.
  • Portal Technologies
    Portal is a countertop device that allows brands to access new audiences through the power of automated retail.
  • STEAM-E NC
    Through a scholarship-based summer camp immersion, STEAM-E NC seeks to bridge the gap between the 25,000 students in rural Appalachia who do not have equal access to STEM, arts and entrepreneurship education.
  • Wrapped
    WRAPPED is an all-inclusive headwrap company that provides ready-to-wear and custom wraps that empower customers through self-expression, while also challenging social stigmas.
  • ZipToVIP
    ZipToVIP is an online platform for small creators to compete for money and exposure every month.

  • Funxion
    Funxion is a fashion tech company developing the future of fabric by going from Atoms-to-Apparel.
  • INDTI
    INDTI is developing a new nondestructive testing (NDT) technology to estimate the depth of embedded pile foundations to help the state departments of transportation ensure safety of ageing bridge infrastructure.
  • NIRSleep
    A more accurate and native method to measure sleep to enable better care and outcomes.
  • Synoxa Sciences
    Providing novel, effective antibiotic treatments for patients suffering from serious multi-drug resistant bacterial infections.
  • 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 (bacteria, fungi, and viruses), including drug-resistant strains, from surfaces.