2017 Launch Competition Winners
FAU Tech Runway Launch Competition
The annual Launch Competition provides the most promising ventures and talented entrepreneurs the opportunity to join the Venture Class program.
Participants receive entrepreneurship instruction based on the Stanford Lean LaunchPad curriculum, structured team mentoring based on the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, no-cost working space at FAU Tech Runway, introductions to potential sources of investment capital, preferred access to regional events, and $100,000 in cash grant awards.
$25,000 Award Winners
Designed to be one of the largest saltwater grow-out facilities in Florida and will provide a sustainable, highly sought-after commodity in the seafood industry.
A cool, new, and authentic communications tool that harnesses picture/video technology to bring back intuitive and personal exchange between users.
An online/mobile Document Management Platform that enables students in the healthcare professions to submit documents for clinical rotations by connecting them to schools and hospital employers.
A FinTech application designed to be your financial concierge. Squeeze analyzes your spending habits, reduces your bills, and grows your wealth through expert coaching, and comparative pricing analysis.
Symptify is a versatile and powerful symptom evaluator, coupled with a facility geo-locator, check-in application, health library, emergency contact notifier, and transmissible health bank.
Marine Science/Ocean Engineering Pillar Designee
A small, portable, hydrokinetic device which generates electrical power via flowing water, such as streams, rivers, or water moving past a paddled canoe or kayak.
Tech Garage Designee
Not eligible for Cash Award:
A technology with the capacity to deliver ambidextrous function to people who have lost, or were born without, a working hand.
Environmental Science Pillar Designee
Revolutionizing the gardening and waste processing industries by giving rotten food and other “garbage” a new purpose!
FAU Wave Competition Designee
Not eligible for Cash Award:
Develops and employs multiple platforms to promote career and business development for users.
A non-profit organization focused on improving the quality of life for people experiencing dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other neurocognitive impairments, through music.
Neuroscience Pillar Designee
Exploiting genetic adaptations to develop therapeutic drugs focused on neurological indicators such as migraine headaches.
Healthy Aging Pillar Designee
Mobile chronic disease management platform that educates, supports, and motivates patients with kidney disease into making needed behavioral changes that can lead to the retention of kidney function, postponement of dialysis, and improvement of their quality of life.
Invoice Syndicate ™
Enables approved investors to purchase, at a discounted rate, buyer-approved invoices from the Invoice Marketplace™.
Produces inexpensive chemical education instrumentation, as well as educational material, appropriate for high schools and colleges.