2017 Cozad Finalists Announced

4/5/2017 2:13:43 PM Ashley Hipsher

The Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce the Top 18 finalists in the Cozad New Venture Competition. The Cozad New Venture Competition encourages students to create new businesses on a topic of their choosing and the final event is part of the Entrepreneurship Forum on the University of Illinois’ campus. These students are competing for more than $150,000 in funding and in-kind prizes.

The Top 18 Cozad Finalist Teams are:

  1. Autonomic Energy Systems enables safe, long-lasting lithium-ion batteries.
  2. Dibbs | Save food; do good.
  3. inContAlert allows the elderly to live with dignity and confidence since their lives will no longer be disrupted by urinary incontinence.
  4. invoq health | We enable doctors to make data-driven clinical decisions at the point of care. 
  5. Lumos Industries Inc. | We are going to turn nuclear waste into energy through our nuclear-renewable hybrid technology. 
  6. Mesh++  solves connectivity issues for public spaces, festivals, constructions sites, and the developing world with flexible, solar-powered WiFi networks that require no existing infrastructure.  
  7. OmniPilot is the first easy-to-use high-precision drone controller. OmniPilot increases the accessibility of drone flight to first responders, consumers, and businesses by minimizing its prohibitive training time and crash risk.
  8. Optivolt Labs, LLC cuts the reliance on traditional charging methods through our innovative solar battery technology to charge devices anytime, anywhere. Break free from the wall!
  9. PhantomCor is a heart phantom used to simulate various heart diseases for education, research, and facilitated treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
  10. Pwr. gives you the fastest charge possible when and where you need it, while automatically maintaining the healthy of your battery. 
  11. Stackiverse is the definitive place for users to discover, share, and learn about supplements. 
  12. Steady is a mobile health solution that simplifies caregiving and provides peace of mind by providing comprehensive fall risk management for seniors and their loved ones.
  13. Therapalz | We build smart, therapeutic companion animals for individuals with Alzheimer's and Dementia. 
  14. Trala is an intelligent practice app for musicians that listens to you place your real instrument and provides real-time feedback and motivation to help you learn twice as fast. 
  15. TransIAPI | B-2-C Translation Layer API for India. 
  16. Tweetsense | We replaced polls with a search engine for people's opinion. 
  17. Vesti empowers users to control their finances by removing barriers in peer-to-peer lending for underserved communities.
  18. VR MD | Ergonomic posture tracking, feedback, and safety training using VR for medical professionals. 

The finals will take place on Wednesday, April 26 from 10am-4pm at the Illini Union during the Entrepreneurship Forum!