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Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Announces 2023 Stella Zhang New Venture Competition Finalists

Announcing the 2023 Stella Zhang New Venture Competition Finalists

The Merage School's Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is pleased to present the teams competing in the Grand Finale of the 2023 Stella Zhang New Venture Competition.

2023 Stella Zhang New Venture CompetitionFinal teams will be presenting their business pitches to a panel of experienced judges with hopes to win part of $100,000 in total prizes to launch their idea into reality. The Grand Finale will take place on May 25, 2023.

In reviewing the business concepts of the teams selected, you will see an exciting array of ventures that speak to the amazing depth and breadth of talent that is found among the students at UCI.

Join us on the day to celebrate our finalists and learn about their ventures! 

Date: Thursday, May 25th
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: SB1 1200 - Merage Auditorium
Audience Dress Code: Business Casual

Registration and Check-in
4:00 - 5:00 pm
General Reception
8:15 - 9:00 pm

Business Products and Services

Helios: An affordable, secure, and easy-to-install plate kit with advanced safety features to enhance driver safety.

Orii.Ai: A generative AI scheduling platform curated to aid students with time management, meeting deadlines, preparing for exams, and having time for themselves.

Consumer Products

Help Belt: A device that allows those with arthritis or other disabilities to have an easy solution for buckling up their seat belt.

Omni Pet Club (OPC): A leash system that is diverse, modern, and inclusive for all pet owners.

Consumer Services

ChewRank: Connects foodies to share their unique rankings with their friends. It is a personalized, unbiased ranking system that provides reliable recommendations.

Leprendo: A specialty food marketplace centered around short-form video. Our mission is to bring these stories to life and embrace different traditions across the world through short-form video and interactive media.

Life Sciences

Hyperion Therapeutics: Robust pipeline of novel, mechanism-based therapeutics target early stages of age-related or inherited retinal disease, wherein lies the greatest opportunity to preserve vision.

VagAligna: A comfortable, easy-to-use product that expedites vaginal healing by directly targeting damaged tissue.

Social Enterprise

Shower Power: An innovative shower system with proprietary technology to recycle the wasted 5% of the water that is wasted at its source.

TeamMade: Providing affordable and sustainable housing for lower-income and unhoused families with Accessory Dwelling Units.

For more information and updates about NVC rules, requirements, deadlines, and resources, visit the New Venture Competition Website and follow our social media pages.

SOURCE: Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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