Columbia Venture Competition

Columbia Venture Competition 2020

Urban Works India: For students and alumni who have graduated in the past 5 years and want to work on solutions for urban India. 

Winners split the prize, each receiving 1,500,000 INR: 

1st place (Tie) – Extrinsic Labs: behavioral insights and gamification for organizational development

1st place (Tie) – Kara Water: using humidity to produce ultra-pure and great tasting water

Technology ChallengeFor 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

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Columbia Venture Competition: Previous Winners

CVC 2019 Technology Challenge Winners:

1st place – Octopus Robotics : Solved force sensing for robotics.

2nd place – SerengetiAI data collective for marketers.

3rd place – Capcell BiologicImplants 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)

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