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Supporters of the Mercury Fund $1 million dollar prize celebrate with winner, BetaGlide of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Rice University Team, DexMat, wins CASIS prize at 2015 RPBC, taking home $67,000 in total prize money.
KiLife Tech from Brigham Young University wins grand prize at 2015 Rice Business Plan Competition, taking home more than $700,000 in cash and prizes. (L to R) Jordan Baczuk, CTO; Jeff Hall, CMO; Zack Oates; Spencer Behrend
2014 RBPC winner, Advanced Medical Adhesive from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, takes home $507,000.  
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2015 RBPC Winner

The top six finalists in the 2015 RBPC:


You Tube Red Icon  1st Place – KiLife Tech Brigham Young University, total winnings: $619,200
Created the  Kiband  for parents concerned about keeping track of young children in public crowded spaces.

You Tube Red Icon  2nd Place – Inscope Medical Solutions, University of Louisville, total winnings: $133,000  
Leveraging 35 years' combined experience in the healthcare industry, Inscope Medical has developed an innovative laryngoscope that integrates several devices into one, improving patient outcomes for airway intubation. 

You Tube Red Icon  3rd Place – Hyliion, Carnegie Mellon University, total winnings: $162,500 
Hyliion is creating an add-on hybrid module for tractor trailers that can reduce fuel costs by over 30%. In addition, it will improve the driver's quality of life as well as reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. 

You Tube Red Icon  4th Place – Veritas Medical, University of Utah, total winnings: $137,100
Veritas Medical is a medical device company which has developed a groundbreaking technology using light to sterilize medical devices and prevent hospital acquired infections.

You Tube Red Icon  5th Place – DexMat, Rice University, total winnings: $67,000
DexMat manufactures high-performance carbon nanotube fibers as a stronger, more flexible, lightweight replacement for old-fashioned metal wires that are currently being used in aerospace cables.

You Tube Red Icon  6th Place – Aerox, Thammasat University, Thailand, total winnings: $31,000
Aerox manufactures A-Shield Silica Aerogel, a NASA grade insulation, but at only 10% the cost. This unlocks an opportunity in building material worth $37BN.

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Winners of Other Major Prizes include:

 
$100,000 Mercury Fund Tech Transfer Investment Prize Veritas Medical, The University of Utah
$80,000 SURGE Most Innovative Energy Tech Startup Investment Prize Hyliion, Carnegie Mellon University
$50,000 US Department of Energy Clean Energy Prize Hyliion,  Carnegie Mellon University
$50,000 TMCx Accelerator Prize University of Utah
$25,000 Greater Houston Partnership and Opportunity Houston Healthcare and Life Sciences Prize Inscope Medical Solutions, University of Louisville
$25,000 Greater Houston Partnership and Opportunity Houston Advanced Technology Prize KiLife Tech, Brigham Young University
$35,000 nCourage Courageous Women Entrepreneur Prize Inscope Medical Solutions, University of Louisville
$25,000 nCourage Courageous Women Entrepreneur Prize RelishMBA, University of Virginia
$25,000 nCourage Courageous Women Entrepreneur Prize Aerox, Thammasat University, Thailand
$15,000 Women’s Health and Wellness Innovation Prize Enlightened Diagnostics, University of Notre Dame
$15,000 Women’s Health and Wellness Innovation Prize Veritas Medical  The University of Utah
$45,000 CASIS ISS National Lab Space Flight Prize DexMat, Rice University
$20,000 NASA Earth/Space Human Health and Performance Innovation Prize Veritas Medical, The University of Utah
$15,000 Heinlein Commercial Space Activity Prize DexMat, Rice University
$15,000 Wells Fargo Clean Tech Prize Hyliion, Carnegie Mellon University
$10,000 Cindy Lindsay and Steve Sheafor Social Impact Venture Prize Pedal Forward, The George Washington University
$10,000 Edward H. Molter Memorial Prize for Best Presentation Veritas Medical, The University of Utah
$10,000 Shell Technology Ventures Energy Prize Hyliion, Carnegie Mellon University
$8,000 Pearland EDC Spirit of Entrepreneurship Prize Inscope Medical Solutions, University of Louisville
$5,000 Comcast Business People Choice Prize 1st Place MyHelpster, The University of Manchester, England
$1,000 RBPC Alumni People Choice Prize 2nd Place Kegg Apps, Drexel University
$3,000 Palo Alto Software Best Written Business Plan Prize Aerox, Thammasat University, Thailand
$3,000 James Nicolaou Memorial Prize: (Top Challenge round Finisher) Enlightened Diagnostics, University of Notre Dame
$3,000 Houston Business Journal Leadership Prize KiLife Tech, Brigham Young University
$3,000 Gimmal Best IT Prize Driven Analytics, University of Oklahoma
$3,000 Energy Ventures Best Energy Team Prize Emreso, Northwestern University
$1,000 Mercury Fund Best Elevator Pitch Prize AMPY, Northwestern University
$1,000 Santé Ventures Best Life Science Elevator Pitch Prize Veritas Medical, The University of Utah
$1,000  Teen Judges Panel Prize Veritas Medical, The University of Utah
$1,000 Company Showcase Prize AcCell, Rice University

Winners:

 
Grand Prize KiLife Tech BYU
2nd Inscope Medical Solutions University Louisville
3rd Hyllion Carnegie Mellon
4th Veritas Medical University of Utah
5th DexMat Rice
6th Aerox Thammasat University

20,400 People’s choice votes

Finalists:

 
Hyllion Carnegie Mellon University
Aerox Thammasat University
Veritas Medical University of Utah
DexMat Rice University
KiLife Brigham Young University
Inscope Medical Solutions University of Louisville

Semi-Finalists

 
Room: 212 312 318
Time: Flight 1 Flight 2 Flight 3
8:20 - 8:45am AMPY  Hyliion Elegus Tech
8:50 - 9:15am Resumazing RelishMBA Guardian Sensors
9:20 - 9:45am  Fluid Screen  Sonikure Tech DexMat
9:50 - 10:15am KiLife Tech Driven Analytics Nikola Labs
10:20 - 10:45am  Aerox  Inscope Medical Veritas Medical 

Challenge Rounds

 
Room: 116 125 126 216 217 316 317
Time: Flight 1 Flight 2 Flight 3 Flight 4 Flight 5 Flight 6 Flight 7
8:20 - 8:45am Boomalang ADVANO Enlightened Diag Kegg Apps WISE Systems Airzz Stasis Labs
8:55 - 9:20am Lucelo Tech  Emreso Prepify AcCell Obtainium Pedal Forward OsteoViv
9:30 - 9:55am CalWave Immersed Games Presto Solutions Innsystec TremTex MyHelpster Fluency Lighting Tech
10:05 - 10:30am BioLum  UroPox  TriboTEX Cool Flux 6S Medical Renalert SenzaSeeds

 

World's Richest and Largest Student Startup Competition


 $1.5+ million in prizes
275+ judges
42 global teams
3 days of competition

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