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eGames

The eGames is NC State's annual startup competition awarding over $100,000 to NC State entrepreneurs. Award ceremony on April 13, at 5:30 p.m.

Watch the virtual award ceremony on April 13 at 5:30 p.m.

This is when we’ll be announcing the winners of the 2021 eGames competition and awarding over $100,000 in cash prizes!

About the Competition

The eGames is NC State’s annual startup competition, awarding over $100k to NC State entrepreneurs. There are two tracks for the competition – the student track and the Daugherty Track for officially registered startup companies who have licensed NC State intellectual property in the past three years.

This year the student segment of eGames is split into two categories, “Think” and “Do.” This means that you can compete with an idea or business in the early stages – the ”Think” category – or with an established startup that has a product and team – the ”Do” category. Don’t worry about deciding which category your venture qualifies for, that will be determined by our team after you submit your application! There are two rounds across different categories, measuring everything from market feasibility to design and prototype.

The student track is open to all student teams comprised of at least 50% degree-seeking NC State students – both undergraduate and graduate. For the full rules and guidelines, please carefully review the round 1 preview pdf.

Throw your hat in the ring for a chance to win some of the prizes below!

The application for the eGames has now closed. We’re currently reviewing applications and will share details on the award ceremony soon!

Questions? Email us at entrepreneurship@ncsu.edu

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2020 eGames Winners

Curious about last year’s 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.

Congratulations to 2020’s 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

Daugherty Endowment Track

About the Daugherty Endowment Track

The Daugherty Endowment Track has been a contributing partner of the eGames since 2016, with the primary goal of increasing the success of startup companies based on NC State IP. The Daugherty Endowment Track is open to officially registered startup companies who have licensed NC State intellectual property in the past three years — meaning their licenses must be currently active. The funds allocated to winning companies can be used for critical early-stage business expenses.  For the past four years, the Daugherty Track has awarded prizes totaling $50,000 each year – with first place receiving $25,000, second receiving $15,000 and third receiving $10,000.

The Daugherty Endowment Track is made possible by The Richard L. and Marlene V. Daugherty Centennial Campus Entrepreneurialism Endowment (Daugherty Endowment) with funding partnership from the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science and collaboration with the NC State Office of Partnerships and Office of Research Commercialization.

The 2020 Daugherty Endowment Track Winners:

1st place – $25,000 – Photocide Protection: Environmentally friendly products that can disinfect a wide range of pathogens.

2nd Place – $15,000 – Vector Textiles: Fabrics designed to prevent mosquitoes from getting through to your skin.

3rd Place – $10,000 – Stitch Partners: Smoke remediation technology for use in confined spaces where venting is not an option.

The Daugherty Track at the 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

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