Ohio Collegiate Venture Showcase
October 20, 2017
The Grand Event Center, Grandview Yard
Presentations 1:30pm – 4pm, Networking Happy Hour 4p – 6p


2017 Ohio Collegiate Venture Showcase sponsored by IKOVE Venture Partners

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2017 Presenting Teams

University of Cincinnati – Acouflow Therapeutics

Technology: Vortex-PAP is a new Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device that is intended to treat patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This innovative device circumvents the need for a tight-fitting mask or tight seal at the nares and will be better tolerated and, importantly, is expected to substantively improve patient compliance. Business Thesis: OSA patients will experience more comfortable therapy and increase compliance by 30% with our vortex airflow technology that maintains a positive airway pressure without the need of a tight seal.

University of Cincinnati – Carbon Hybrid Materials

Technology: A multi-functional material that has unique mechanical properties and high conductivity for aerospace, defense, and medical applications. Business Thesis: A lightweight flame retardant, nanofabric that protects first responders by absorbing toxic chemicals, shielding against heat & flame, and managing metabolic heat.

Ohio University – Paint from Pollution

Technology: The AMD (Acid Mine Drainage) treatment technology will serve to reclaim acid mine drainage by way of an oxidation, settling, and neutralizing process. Business Thesis: We provide a wastewater treatment technology that can create paint pigment from Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) for government agencies and mining companies to reduce or eliminate the cost of sludge processing.

Wright State University – Wound.AI

Technology: Our technology is a low cost, portable, marker- and touch-free solution that combines stereo infrared imaging, 3D digital human body, and a portfolio of imaging processing technologies to enable antomatic and instantaneous wound identification and analysis. Business Thesis: Our wound measurement and analysis system helps wound care providers who want to improve patient wound healing outcomes and productivity by improving the accuracy and reproducibility of wound measurement from 60% to 95% and reducing the time for measurement and documentation from 15+ minutes per wound to under 1 minute, resulting in better patient satisfaction, lower risk of infections and reduced usage of antibiotics and addictive painkillers.

Featured Special Presentations

Sharing their success since participation in I-Corps@Ohio will be Applied Impulse (The Ohio State University, 2015), GPN Therapeutics (Northeast Ohio Medical University, 2016), and NeuroRad Vision (Case Western Reserve University, 2016).