2013 PDNVC Winners


Winners of the $10,000 Grand Prize, American Water Recylcing with MLCIC Coordinator Aaron Cervantes. They participated in the 2013 Venture Labs Investment Competition and the 2013 UT System Horizon Fund Venture Competition. Their goal "...is to provide our customers with environmentally sound water recycling options at affordable prices. Fresh water is the most precious resource on the planet and we value it as such with solutions for groundwater injection and water reclamation."
Mobile Wellness Technologies won the second place prize of $5,000 and the $500 prize for Best Business Plan. They also participated in the 2013 UT System Horizon Fund Venture Competition. They are "...researching, developing and creating a line of products that monitor and improve personal wellness focusing on management of chronic conditions. A mobile evidence-based and user-friendly system to monitor stress levels and mental fatigue. This provides an integrated technological infrastructure to target a variety of sports, military and clinical applications and evaluate the effects of cardiac and non-cardiac conditions manifested in the regulation of the autonomic nervous system."
The winners of the third place prize ($1,000) and Best Elevator Pitch ($500) Cyber Shark. They were invited to participate in the 2013 UT System Horizon Fund Venture Competition. Their product "...provides education and training in cyber and energy security technologies to prepare and protect our clients against cyber attacks."
Ludus claimed the $500 Challenge Round 1 prize. They are the fourth team that participated in the 2013 UT System Horizon Fund Venture Competition. They describe themselves as a "...cloud-based collaborative brainstorming platform. The Ludus platform catalyzes unhindered creative processes in a whiteboard-esque multi-user setting. Ludus utilizes a unique pricing structure and a simple intuitive interface to lower switching costs and barriers to entry thus driving growth. Ludus amplifies human creativity."
Ecologix won the $500 Challenge Round 2 prize. "Urban mining, a different ore source. The company's primary purpose is to provide mining services from discarded components that would otherwise be considered as waste as an approach to improve society's sustainability."