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2017  Finalist
Medical Devices + Diagnostics

I am a vascular surgeon and every day I see new patients suffering from, “I have a hole in my leg and it just won’t heal.” Leg wound treatment is prolonged and healing takes many months and tens or even hundreds of healthcare visits for dressing changes. Unfortunately, the appointments for wound dressing changes are often scheduled based on routine rather than objective data. SuraMedical is the only company building a wearable which will remotely monitor the status of these dressings.

2017  Finalist
Therapeutics (Pharma / Biotech)

We want to keep people out of the hospital by preventing disease using vaccines and immunity enhancing therapeutics. Our patented delivery system is differentiated because it’s non-toxic, economical to make and easy to purify. We are seeking funding to complete a clinical trial for our lead influenza vaccine candidate and to test our technology in other diseases. There are many opportunities to apply our platform technology in infectious diseases, allergy and cancer.

2017  Finalist
Consumer Products

Wunder is a reusable underwear for women with urinary incontinence, an issue impacting quality of life of women of all ages, but especially the 65+ population. Sales of adult incontinence products are forecasted to increase to $2.7 billion by 2020, but current solutions are unreliable and wasteful.

2017  Finalist
Diagnostics + Health and Wellness

UrSure Inc. aims to prevent HIV by driving adherence to the drug, PrEP. If taken daily, PrEP is 99% effective at preventing HIV infections in non-infected individuals. Nationwide, PrEP adherence is estimated between 20 and 50%, but UrSure Inc. has driven adherence to over 80% in its HIV prevention clinic in Philadelphia through its urine tests. UrSure’s urine tests are noninvasive and painless, cheaper, more accurate, and have a faster turnaround time than alternative PrEP tests, which are limit

2017  Finalist
Healthcare IT

We remove barriers to mental health care such as stigma, cost, and accessibility for patients while scaling up today's overburdened providers. Patients can text into a moderated support group anonymously from anywhere, at any time. Providers manage this access with AI algorithms that run on patient texts, and automatically track patients, detect complications, and focus provider efforts in real time. Together, this combines the clinical efficacy of therapy with the persistence of peer support.

2017  Finalist
Design + Travel & Tourism

Sleepbox is solving a problem of nations sleep deprivation and lack of privacy in our everyday lives by offering modular rest stations for public spaces. Customers utilize Sleepboxes in office spaces as an all-in-one solution to rest, nap, meditate, call, focus and nursing room, improving productivity, health and happiness. They also are "Sleep vending machines" in airports. Sleepbox has an attractive design, is easy to install, needs only 25 sq.ft. and has cool features to help relax or focus.

2017  Finalist
Consumer Products + Art & Fashion

Props Athletics is focused on creating unique lines of athletic products that are all about FITNESS, FASHION & FUNCTION. PROPS gloves, our signature product, double as a sweatband, allowing you to wipe and wick away sweat while remaining completely odor free. The superior silicone grip prevents sliding on any surface, protects against calluses and minimizes germ transfer without any added bulk. PROPS help you go harder in any workout, without compromising style. It's all about being active!

2017  Finalist
Healthcare IT

Nutrimedy is a novel telehealth platform that transforms disease prevention and management by matching people with expert, personalized, convenient nutritional counseling. There are 130 million chronically ill Americans suffering from diseases like pre-diabetes/diabetes, hypertension, gastrointestinal disorders that cost $2.5 trillion per year to treat. Nutritional counseling prevents and effectively manages these chronic conditions. The use of registered dietitians leads to improved outcomes.

2017  Finalist
Public Health

nesterly is a digital marketplace that helps older householders with spare bedrooms connect with young people willing to exchange help around the house for cheaper rent. For example, a grad student could rent from empty-nesters for a reduced rate in exchange for cooking dinner once a week. The platform facilitates connections across generations and social networks through beautiful design, intuitive interfaces, and most importantly, our proprietary negotiation and relationship management tools.

2017  Finalist
Health and Wellness

KRAM Wellness' teen founders developed FLEXFIT, an 8th generation tool that incorporates static stretching, massage and trigger point into one device. Inspired by a winning STEM project, flexibility improvements have been proven by a clinical study with The Micheli Center. $60K of Kickstarter pledges from around the world have validated our concept. FLEXFIT's patent pending design not only supports injury prevention and recovery but is also proudly assembled by individuals with disabilities.

2017  Finalist
Retail & Advertising Technology

Giaran is an artificial intelligence powered technical fashion company. We want to provide customers a smarter shopping experience with photo realistic, color precise, personalized virtual makeup try-on wherever they are, in store or on-the-go. Giaran not only provides users with products customized to individual face features but also takes into consideration external lighting and environmental conditions, while also having the capability to simulate various desired lighting scenarios.

2017  Finalist
Water Treatment & Technology

Food processes require constant cleaning, but today's technology is old and causes bottlenecks, water waste, and a bad impact to our environment. We've developed a technology that simplifies cleaning in the industry to maximize its resources and reduce its impact on the environment. Phoenix is a PATENTED machine installed underneath a flat conveyor belt while the food process is running. It reduces the downtime, saves 95% of water, sanitizes and eliminates disposals. 10 units have been sold.