2017 Lulu eGames Finalists Announced

We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2017 Lulu eGames, NC State’s biggest startup competition. We received a record number of entries this year, with 192 entries! Finalist teams were chosen by a panel of judges across a variety of industries and were selected based on a two-page executive summary and video pitch.

Catch all of the finalist teams at the Lulu eGames LIVE event on April 20! Learn more here.

The Lulu eGames is made possible by a generous gift from the online publishing company Lulu.com. Click here to learn more about Lulu’s support of the eGames!

New Venture

All student ventures were eligible to compete in this category.

  • Ataristicians: A venture aimed at combining video games with artificial intelligence research and statistical teaching.
  • BYT – No Pressure: An enhanced dental guard that combines a slim fit structure with a maximum pressure absorbing design to relieve pain from involuntary clenching and grinding.
  • Happy Pad: Venture providing a preventative mattress pad solution to the millions of patients that suffer from pressure sores nationwide.
  • Kast Clothing: Integrating measurement-capturing technology, customer preference capturing processes, automated jean cut-template generation, and lean manufacturing to create a completely new customer experience for purchasing jeans.
  • Rhythcor: PulseAware by Rhythcor aims to combat the biggest killer among firefighters, heart attacks, by continuously monitoring their heart, detecting signs of a heart attack, and alerting emergency services.
  • RipeNow: A platform that connects restaurants with crowdsourced produce from local farms.
  • SaKaroTec: An innovative new way to preserve red blood cells that will revolutionize the blood supply industry.
  • Tiny Homes NC: Tiny Home’s goal is to become the premier tiny home builder in Raleigh and North Carolina
  • VieMetrics: Venture has developed a low-cost, portable spirometer that can potentially predict asthma attacks.

Design and Prototype

For ventures with a new product concept design or prototype

  • Agoradocs: Agoradocs aims to become the web’s best source for public information.
  • Escapades: A series of revolutionary escape rooms fusing the engineering and theatrical into something incredible.
  • Lytly: An ambient light source with a built-in iPhone charging port designed to support a healthy sleep cycle and screen-free bedtime ritual.
  • Rhythcor: PulseAware by Rhythcor aims to combat the biggest killer among firefighters, heart attacks, by continuously monitoring their heart, detecting signs of a heart attack, and alerting emergency services.
  • Re-Cycle: A lightweight, inexpensive, and scalable bike share system for cities and universities.
  • RipeNow: A platform that connects restaurants with crowdsourced produce from local farms.
  • VieMetrics: Venture has developed a low-cost, portable spirometer that can potentially predict asthma attacks.

Social Impact

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

  • Ataristicians: A venture aimed at combining video games with artificial intelligence research and statistical teaching.
  • Atelier Ergonomics: Improving the productivity, wellness, and retention of employees in modern offices through smart ergonomic solutions.
  • Medtraq: Medtraq is handwashing compliance system that aims to reduce the $9.8 billion in preventable healthcare costs associated with hospital acquired infections.
  • Rhythcor: PulseAware by Rhythcor aims to combat the biggest killer among firefighters, heart attacks, by continuously monitoring their heart, detecting signs of a heart attack, and alerting emergency services.
  • Rhythm: Rhythm is a data-driven health monitoring system for firefighters.
  • Thrive Collective: An organization that fosters collaboration and education in the nonprofit sector.
  • VieMetrics: Venture has developed a low-cost, portable spirometer that can potentially predict asthma attacks.

Built on Cloud

For ventures utilizing IBM’s Cloud Services

  • Ataristicians: A venture aimed at combining video games with artificial intelligence research and statistical teaching.
  • Kast Clothing: Integrating measurement-capturing technology, customer preference capturing processes, automated jean cut-template generation, and lean manufacturing to create a completely new customer experience for purchasing jeans.
  • Medtraq: Medtraq is handwashing compliance system that aims to reduce the $9.8 billion in preventable healthcare costs associated with hospital acquired infections.
  • Minimalo: Minimalo is a website and an app that will allow users to find the cheapest route available online, to go from any city to another across Europe, in a few seconds by combining severals means of transportation.
  • Re-Cycle: A lightweight, inexpensive, and scalable bike share system for cities and universities.
  • RipeNow: A platform that connects restaurants with crowdsourced produce from local farms.

Arts Venture

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

  • Ataristicians: A venture aimed at combining video games with artificial intelligence research and statistical teaching.
  • Atelier Ergonomics: Improving the productivity, wellness, and retention of employees in modern offices through smart ergonomic solutions.
  • Crimson Moon Records: Crimson Moon Records is a recording studio dedicated to helping artists and students express themselves.
  • Escapades: A series of revolutionary escape rooms fusing the engineering and theatrical into something incredible.
  • NextUp: Venture is an iOS and web application that allows a group of people to queue music to the same speaker similar to a digital jukebox.
  • Thrive Collective: An organization that fosters collaboration and education in the nonprofit sector.
  • Zaeyo: Zaeyo is the next social media platform offering novel solutions for long sought after problems in modes of expression.

Daugherty Endowment

Invitation-only category; for ventures with licensed NC State technology 

  • Atomix: Leading supplier of atomically thin semiconductor films and flexible devices.
  • Benanova: Develops proprietary, sustainable, and eco-friendly technology platform with applications for a wide range of products in the life sciences markets.
  • BreStem: A venture with first-in-class lung stem cell therapy for pulmonary fibrosis
  • InsightFinder: InsightFinder provides predictive analytics services that deliver insights in real time.
  • Lumeova: Developing an ultra-fast wireless communication product to speed up mobile connectivity speeds by 10X.

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