World's Richest and Largest Student Startup Competition - April 6-8, 2017
The top six finalists in the 2014 RBPC:
Medical Adhesive Revolution GmbH
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Grand prize, More than $507,500.
Medical Adhesive Revolution developed a high-strength biodegradable surgical adhesive that can be used inside the human body to seal wounds within seconds.
The grand prize includes:
- $250,000+ Investment Prize from The GOOSE Society of Texas
- $112,500 + OWL Investment Prize
- $100,000 Technology Award from Opportunity Houston and Greater Houston Partnership
- Marketing and design services provided by BrandExtract and The Padgett Group ($25,000)
- Website development and hosting services for one year provided by ContentActive ($30,000)
- Treasury services provided by Bank of America ($5,000)
- Business Plan software provided by Palo Alto Software
- Opportunity to ring the closing bell at the NASDAQ Stock Market in New York
- In addition, the team will receive more than $150,000 in services
Second place and $550,000.
A-76 Technologies manufactures corrosion inhibitors. A-76 Technologies will initially target customers in the oil in gas industry and plans for future expansion in transportation, marine, utilities, and infrastructure.
- $112,500—OWL Choice Award
- $100,000—Opportunity Houston $100K Technology
- $100,000—GOOSE $100k Investment Prize
- $25,000—CASIS ISS National Lab Space Flight Prize
- $15,000—Overall winner - 2nd
- $8,000—Pearland Spirit of Entrepreneurship
- $3,000—Best Energy
- $1,000—Best Company Showcase
- $500—Best Elevator Pitch - 5th place
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Third place and $22,000.
EcoBreeze is a company based on researching and commercializing innovative, powerful and green cooling technology for customers in ICT/LED field.
- $15,000—Novak Druce Innovation Prize
- $7,500—Overall winner - 3rd
Fourth place and $20,000.
Innoblative is innovating the treatment of breast cancer by delivering therapy in minutes instead of weeks, for a fraction of the cost, and without dangerous ionizing radiation.
- $15,000—Women's Health Prize – 2
- $5,000—Overall winner - 4th
Fifth place and $44,000+.
Tympanogen is commercializing a patent-pending gel patch for resolving a medical condition called chronic tympanic membrane perforations – holes in the eardrum – without the need for surgery.
- $20,000—NASA Earth/Space Life Science Innovation
- $20,000—Courageous Women Entrepreneur – 2
- $4,000—Overall winner - 5th
Georgia Institute of Technology
Sixth place and $38,000.
LymphaTech has developed a revolutionary diagnostic that enables prevention of lymphedema, a debilitating disease that affects 50% of all breast cancer survivors.
- $25,000—Women's Health Prize – 1
- $10,000—The $10,000 Edward H. Molter Memorial Prize for Best Presentation
- $3,000—Overall winner - 6th
Winners of Other Major Prizes include: