2014 RBPC Winners
The top six finalists in the 2014 RBPC were:
Medical Adhesive Revolution GmbH – RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Grand prize, More than $507,500+ total value
Medical Adhesive Revolution developed a high-strength biodegradable surgical adhesive that can be used inside the human body to seal wounds within seconds.
The grand prize includes:
• $200,000+ Investment Prize from The GOOSE Society of Texas .
• $100,000+ OWL Investment Prize.
• $100,000 Technology Award from Opportunity Houston and Greater Houston Partnership.
• One year of incubation services at the Houston Technology Center and a year of computing support provided by 1-Service ($35,000).
• Marketing and design services provided by BrandExtract and The Padgett Group ($25,000).
• Website development and hosting services for one year provided by ContentActive ($30,000).
• Treasury services provided by Bank of America ($5,000).
• Dun & Bradstreet Credit Builder Prize ($1,398).
• Business Plan software provided by Palo Alto Software.
• Opportunity to ring the closing bell at the NASDAQ Stock Market in New York.
A-76 Technologies, Rice University – second place, $550,000
A-76 Technologies manufactures corrosion inhibitors. A-76 Technologies will initially target customers in the oil in gas industry and plans for future expansion in transportation, marine, utilities, and infrastructure.
EcoBreeze, National Taiwan University, Taiwan– third place, $22,500
EcoBreeze is a company based on researching and commercializing innovative, powerful and green cooling technology for customers in ICT/LED field.
Innoblative, Northwestern University – fourth place, $20,000
Innoblative is innovating the treatment of breast cancer by delivering therapy in minutes instead of weeks, for a fraction of the cost, and without dangerous ionizing radiation.
Tympanogen, Tulane University – fifth place, $44,000
Tympanogen is commercializing a patent-pending gel patch for resolving a medical condition called chronic tympanic membrane perforations – holes in the eardrum – without the need for surgery.
LymphoTech, Georgia Institute of Technology – sixth place, $38,000
LymphaTech has developed a revolutionary diagnostic that enables prevention of lymphedema, a debilitating disease that affects 50% of all breast cancer survivors.
Winners of individual prizes:
BetaGlide, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagur, India - $1 million Mercury Fund prize
SioTex Corporation, Texas State University - $125,000 Texas Halo Fund prize
KAir Battery, The Ohio State University - $100,000 U.S. Department of Energy Clean Tech prize
TheraBracelet, University of Louisville - $100,000 Mercury Fund prize
A-76 Technologies, Rice University - $80,000 SURGE Most Innovative Energy Tech Startup Investment prize
focalCast, Marquette University - $50,000 Trailblazer Capital Startup Entrepreneur prize
LymphaTech, Georgia Institute of Technology - $25,000 Women’s Health and Wellness Innovation prize
Innoblative, Northwestern University - $15,000 Women’s Health and Wellness Innovation prize
mHelath Solutions Center, Kenya Medical Training College and Kisii University, Kenya, $3,000 Women’s Health and Wellness Innovation prize
Microbe Detectives, University of Wisconsin – Madison – $25,000 nCourage Courageous Women Entrepreneur prize
Tympanogen, Tulane University - $20,000 nCourage Courageous Women Entrepreneur prize
A-76 Technologies, Rice University - $25,000 CASIS ISS National Lab Space Flight prize
Tympanogen, Tulane University - $20,000 NASA Earth/Space Life Science Innovation prize
PolyDrop, LLC, University of Washington - $15,000 Heinlein Commercial Space Activity prize
Waave, University of Houston – $15,000 Wells Fargo Clean Tech prize
EcoBreeze, National Taiwan University - $15,000 Novak Druce Innovation prize
SPOUTS of Water, Harvard - $10,000 Cindy Lindsay and Steve Sheafor Social Impact Venture Award
LymphaTech, Georgia Institute of Technology - $10,000 Edward H. Molter Memorial Prize for Best Presentation
SPOUTS of Water, Harvard - $10,000 Shell Technology Ventures Energy prize
A-76 Technologies, Rice University – Pearland EDC Spirit of Entrepreneurship prize
GestVision, Yale University - $4,000 RBPC Alumni prize
Medical Adhesive Revolution GmbH, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, $3,000 Palo Alto Best Written Business Plan prize
NanoLinea, Rice University – $1,000 Venture Fellows Company to Watch prize
Iowa Approach, Inc., University of Iowa - $3,000 Houston Business Journal Leadership prize
focalCast, Marquette University – Gimmal Best IT prize
A-76 Technologies, Rice University – Energy Ventures Energy prize
NanDio, University of Notre Dame – Austin Ventures Best Elevator Pitch prize
NanDio, University of Notre Dame – Sante Ventures Best Life Science Elevator Pitch prize