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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
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. With a multilayered, moisture-wicking design, Wunder will absorb up to 20 ounces of liquid while looking and feeling like regular underwear – allowing women to live active lives without disruption.

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
Design + General + Design

Sleepboxes are 1 room rest stations. Customers utilize Sleepboxes in office spaces as all-in-one solution to rest, nap, meditate, call, focus and nursing room. They also can be "Sleep vending machines" or a module for a hotel. We designed Sleepboxes as self-contained pods with a small footprint for optimal use in these situations. We have installed 60 Sleepboxes in Europe in the past. Now in the US, we are targeting the office market, and looking to expand to other markets in the US.

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
Water Treatment & Technology

Food processes require constant cleaning but today's technology is old and causes bottlenecks, water waste and bad impact to our environment. We develop 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, do not use chemicals and eliminates disposals. 7 units sold to big brands