2019 INNOVATION SHOWCASE

Presentations & Exhibits

Explore and learn about the teams of faculty, students, alumni and local business leaders that will participate in this year’s showcase through presentations and exhibits. These innovators are ready to share how their startup ventures and inventive projects are making a human, social and economic impact in the local community, across North Carolina and around the world. From advances in life sciences, environmental initiatives and human health to emerging technologies, educational innovations and critical social social causes, the progress made by these teams on solving a wide range of challenges is inspirational and promising.

2019 Presentations & Exhibits

Consumer and Tech

Cadre VR

Virtual reality media company specializing in 3D 180-degree and 360-degree video content

Trafficlight, Inc.

Activity-based social connection application that connects like-minded people who've crossed paths in the real world

Ozanam Strategic Insights

Creating unique profiles to help clients better understand and target customers in emerging markets

Everywhere Ad

A rideshare advertising platform for small businesses

City News Beat

A nationwide, local news network for connected television and smart TVs

SP0T

A mobile app that connects users to the undiscovered world through a map of interesting places found by friends and people in the community

Visual Data Tools

Powerful, fast and affordable data analysis and visualization software that that allows researchers to focus on research instead of programming

Hyperspace Ventures

Designing, developing and investing in powerful digital products for startups and leading brands

Advanced Recruiting Intelligence

A CRM software built for college coaches to help them manage their recruits, current athletes, and any communication

Personalized Footwear

Technology that brings footwear to the next level, allowing for complete personalization

Athletic Face Mask and Headgear

Designed to better protect young athletes in contact sports from concussions and head trauma

On-the-Go Dual Flow Travel Mug

Makes it easier for consumers to drink both their hot and cold drinks from one device

Sani

Indian-inspired occasion wear that combines Indian culture with a Western twist

EXPOCITI

A marketplace for three-dimensional/interactive design options focused on the tradeshow industry

MagniReader

A product that helps those who want to conceptualize specific words and increase their attention span during educational readings

Education, Environment and Social

Kids Code

Making computer science more accessible to students in low-income communities and under-resourced schools

Phyta

New strategies for seaweed cultivation to promote plastic substitutes, climate resilience and economic development

Fair Ed

Improves college access to low-income and otherwise deserving high school students

Musical Empowerment

Nurtures meaningful relationships between collegiate student mentors and children in under-served communities through free, one-on-one music lessons

Good Dog in a Box

Makes dog safety fun with reward-based dog training materials and curricula

Acta Solutions

A digital platform and helps municipalities engage citizens and increase participation in local government

Carolina Thrift

A community-oriented, sustainability initiative that reduces waste produced on campus during student move-out

Amirabilia

A mobile, location-based educational software platform that facilitates context-based lessons in real time

Wonder Crate

A subscription box that contains books, games and activities to inspire kids with tales of true heroism

The Center for Urban and Regional Studies

Developing a web app to connect low-income families to affordable housing opportunities

Moonshot

Designing curriculum to help high school students pursue entrepreneurship, start a business and create something they're passionate about

Cseda

A product that increases and enriches professional team interactions

Chapel Thrill Escapes

Creating UNC-Chapel Hill’s first permanent escape room that is designed, built and run by students

Phoenyx

Providing employment opportunities for people in need to create handbags and other products out of recycled billboard vinyl

Arkoudaki

Designing stuffed animals and sleeves that can disguise and carrying medical devices, which may be frightening to pediatric patients

Life Science

Asystbio Laboratories

Specializing in the application of next-generation DNA sequencing for cancer genomics

Epigenos Biosciences, Inc.

Offering personalized epigenome-based therapeutics that use dCas9 technology to treat cancer at the root of gene misregulation

SOVE

An innovative orthodontic system to solve challenges frequently encountered with esthetic orthodontic systems

Eldec Pharmaceuticals

Developing an effective anti-inflammatory therapeutic to treat chronic lung disease in cystic fibrosis patients

BMPolytech

Developing novel synthetic materials for advanced biomedical devices through precise replication of tissue mechanics and enabling new mechanisms of drug delivery and implantation

Advanced Chemotherapy Technologies, Inc.

Developing implantable devices to infuse chemotherapy drugs directly into affected organs

Bedrock Therapeutics

Single-dose gene therapies for intra- and extra-ocular inflammation

Human Health

X-Squared Health

Developing the first low-cost, noninvasive, at-home test that detects the presence of Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV)

SaniStation

A maneuverable pod that houses basic hygiene essentials and handwashing water

IndyCare

A retail health and wellness center that provides technology-enhanced, collaborative care on-demand, inside of independent community pharmacies

SECURED

Aims to eliminate mosquito-borne illnesses by fostering innovation in mosquito control and education

STAT Apps

Offering an augmented reality game called Adventure Squad that is designed for children who are hospitalized

MiracleFeet

Partnering with organizations in low- and middle-income countries to provide clubfoot treatment

MoyoMedical Technologies

Designing a point-of-care, early-detection test for preeclampsia

Health Smart Technologies

Helping the medically underserved find affordable health care services, medical screenings and preventative testing sites that are nearby

OASYS Health

Provide better care for patients and families affected by pediatric food allergies

Fleet Health

A natural-language powered, clinical documentation and workflow assistant for health care providers

Connect-Home

Biobehavioral intervention to assist older adults and caregivers when they are discharged from skilled nursing facilities to home

Mind Over Matter

The first system that aggregates all of UNC-Chapel Hill's mental health resources in one place

OncoTriage

A cutting-edge tool that provides access to the latest evidence-based clinical research information and therapy options for oncologic diseases in a fraction of the current time

2018 Presentations & Exhibits

AI Tracking Solutions

Proprietary neural networks that target automated analysis of 2D and 3D video data from particle tracking experiments

Aloha Social

A social network application that helps students connect face-to-face with one another on campus

AnelleO

The first 3D-printed intervaginal ring designed to treat women's health conditions

Athena's Compass

A game-based learning technology that improves how students learn chemistry

Au Pair, Oh Paris

Provides first-time visitors to Paris and current au pairs with the knowledge and support they need

Battleship Ventures

Systems that use muscle memory to train a person to become a world-class footballer

Brain VR

Combines electroencephalogram (EEG) data with virtual reality, allowing people to use their mind to control a video game in virtual reality

Chart My Match

A tennis statistics company that can instantly turn matches around due to artificial intelligence

ChickenBus

Revolutionizing intercity travel in low- and middle-income countries by making timetables for buses, ferries and trains available over the Internet

CodeStories

A learning platform that is the fastest, most cost-effective way to learn coding and data analysis career skills

Cold Compression Therapy (Recova)

Self-service products that will encourage healing in people who experience knee, leg or ankle pain

Couplet Care Bassinet

A product to promote breastfeeding, enhance safety for infants, and reduce strain on new mothers and their healthcare providers

Darkroom Studios and Syllabye

An electronic syllabus platform for college students that lets them select their school, add a class schedule and keep track of their work

Daymaker

A kid-to-kid giving platform helping parents form habits of compassion and generosity in their little ones

Elemental

The world’s first non-toxic jewelry company

Empower: Educate & Inspire

An educational program that guides young students through the process of finding their purpose and then acting on it

EmpowerRT

Provides personalized radiation cancer treatment in developing countries without spending millions of dollars

FairEd

Improves college access for low-income and otherwise deserving high school students

Flowe & Co.

A sustainable surf clothing brand that raises awareness of environmentally damaging practices in the fashion industry

Good Bowls

Produces healthy frozen meals and increases access to healthy food in low income communities

Hyperspace Ventures

Designs, develops and invests in powerful digital products for startups and leading brands

Immvention Therapeutix

A novel platform technology designed to create products with innate immune modifying therapies

Lead for America

Recruits, trains and connects promising young leaders to strengthen America’s civic institutions through a two-year fellowship in local government

LineHire

Streamlines the time-consuming process of hiring new employees

Monikos

A web app that uses interactive study techniques to help health care students learn the drug information they need to know

MoyoMedical Technologies

A point-of-care early detection test that measures elevated levels of protein biomarkers that indicate preeclampsia

Nemen Solutions

Software that combines game design and sports to teach computational thinking skills in fun and engaging ways to children ages 9 to 12

Nest Cafe & Play

A community gathering space that is safe, comfortable and inviting to both parents and children

New Galaxy Records

Provides artist services like recording, mixing, editing, mastering, and distribution through projects are music oriented, not profit driven

nXhuman Virtual Patient

A technology platform for virtual patients that helps pharmacy students learn more quickly how to manage real-world patient care

The Phoenyx Project

Transforms used billboard vinyls into sleeping bags for the homeless population

Phyta

Uses ocean farming and macroalgae cultivation to provide sustainable and nutritious animal feed for North Carolina livestock

PT Wired

A physical therapy software platform that increases clinic profitability by engaging patients more effectively during out-of-clinic rehab

Rate Your Dorms

An online platform that allows college students to read and review various aspects of the on-campus experience

Seal the Seaons

Uses IQF freezing to preserve local produce for sale in mainstream and natural grocery stores

SonoVol

An imaging platform on which to perform disease research in ways previously not possible

Symbology Clothing

An ethical fashion label that makes fair trade sexy, merging traditional textiles with modern designs

This and That Games

Creates innovative digital and tabletop games to engage students with a variety of subjects

VADE

Beacon technology and a mobile app that lets people find open parking spots in real time, and pay for those spots without leaving their vehicle

Watchdog Medical

A non-invasive gastrointestinal monitoring system for the early detection of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in premature infants

YouPlea

A web application that automates access to plea agreements and pretrial diversion programs for cases with clear criteria for a pretrial resolution

Kids Code

Making computer science more accessible for students

SeqQuest

A software solution for single cell RNA sequencing analysis