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2021 UCI New Venture Competition Winners

Announcing the 2021 NVC Winners!

The Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine is proud to announce the winners of this year's New Venture Competition:  NVC 2021

Grand Prize Winner ($10,000): Shaka

Audience favorite ($1,000): MONI

Business Products and Services:

2nd place ($2,500): Health Libero: A dual-sided marketplace focused on redefining price transparency in healthcare for patients, while also providing physicians with a CRM system to reduce overall costs.

1st place ($7,500): Shaka: A culture-building application for companies to keep employees engaged.

Consumer Products:

2nd place ($2,500): Hydroflow: A smart water bottle cap that tracks water intake and monitors hydration levels.

1st place ($7,500): MONI: An NFC activated pet tag with a community-based app to monitor pet health and safety.

Consumer Services:

1st place ($5,000): TIE!
MoodCloud: An AI lifestyle/health management app that helps users improve their long-term health.

REMSYS: A resume management system designed for college students to alleviate the hassle of managing multiple resumes when applying to multiple jobs.

Life Sciences:

2nd place ($2,500): HydroVasc: A platform injectable hydrogel that has the capability to regenerate tissue and organs.

1st place ($7,500): StyloSonic: A handpiece that provides key periodontal metrics to accurately diagnose gingivitis in the early stage and reduce the rate of advanced periodontitis.

Social Enterprise:

2nd place ($2,500): Tooke Fabrics: An environmentally conscious means of producing fabric that contributes to climate action and the creation of jobs for widows who are financially marginalized.

1st place ($7,500): Circular: A service that picks up food waste, composts it using worms, and uses that compost to fertilize a vertical farm growing organic produce, which is distributed back to partner restaurants.

SOURCE: Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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