Columbia Venture Competition 2021
1st Place: Colonai ($25,000)
Colonai uses AI driven imaging to detect and decrease the risk of colorectal cancer.
2nd Place: Sharper Sense ($15,000)
Sharper Sense is developing a noninvasive nerve stimulation patch that enhances vision and hearing by reducing sensory noise.
3rd Place: Cold Chain-ge ($10,000)
Cold Chain-ge aims to improve vaccine accessibility through the use of orally dissolving films.
A special thanks to the 40 judges involved in this year’s Technology Track for providing comments and feedback to teams throughout the competition.
1st Place: DeliverE ($25,000)
DeliverE aims to optimize efficiency in delivery services in India by harnessing the power of electric vehicles.
2nd Place: EmNet ($10,000)
EmNet’s goal is to expedite care to emergency patients in off-site locations by building a network of trained medical professionals.
This year’s Urban Works India Competition presented teams with an interesting new challenge: COVID-19. With this in mind, we would like to recognize everyone’s novel ideas and hard work in rethinking urban environments during the pandemic era.
Columbia Venture Competition: Previous Winners
CVC 2020 Technology Challenge Winners: For students and alumni who have graduated in the past 5 years and have a tech-based solution.
1st place (Tie) – avoMD: Point-of-care personal assistant for doctors by doctors
1st place (Tie) – EVQLV: an Artificial Intelligence Company Accelerating Biologic Therapies
3rd place – Dialectica Inc: Advanced-stage Kidney Failure Management
CVC 2020 Urban Works India Winners: For students and alumni who have graduated in the past 5 years and want to work on solutions for urban India.
Extrinsic Labs: behavioral insights and gamification for organizational development
Kara Water: using humidity to produce ultra-pure and great tasting water
CVC 2019 Technology Challenge Winners: For students and alumni who have graduated in the past 5 years and have a tech-based solution.
1st place – Octopus Robotics : Solved force sensing for robotics.
2nd place – Serengeti: AI data collective for marketers.
3rd place – Capcell Biologic: Implants to treat rare disease
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Pictured above are teams Octopus Robotics, CapCell Biologics, and Serengeti.
CVC 2018 Technology Challenge Winners:
1st place (Tie) – TempRes Technologies: Direct injection therapy for locally-advanced pancreatic cancer.
Team Members: Chathuranga De Silva ’17SEAS, Porakrit Leophairatana ’17SEAS
1st place (Tie) – vasAR: Revolutionizing endovascular surgery through augmented reality guidance.
Team Members: Samantha Siu ’18CC, Gabrielle J. Loeb ’18PS, Shirin Sadri ’21PS
3rd place – Advance H20: Next-generation cost saving analytics for water/wastewater treatment.
Team Members: Kartik Chandran (Professor, Columbia Engineering), Young Lee (PowerBridgeNY), Halil Kurt (PostDoc, Columbia Engineering)