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UC Graduate Students Place in Top Three at Global Competition

Monday, December 19, 2016 6:30 PM
Team from the Carl H. Lindner College of Business earns $3,000 in seed funding.
Team Ischiban

Ischiban team members Aaron Kurosu, Pooja Kadambi and Ron Meyers. Not pictured: Joe Lovelace.

UC graduate entrepreneurship students took second runner up honors—and $3,000—at the 2012 Global Venture Labs Investment Competition May 2-5, 2012 at the University of Texas at Austin.

New venture team Ischiban Neural Engineering Systems—comprised of graduate students Pooja Kadambi, BME ’11 MSE ’12; Ron Meyers, MBA ’10, MS-MKTG ’11, MS-ACCT ’12; Joe Lovelace, CEAS ’11; and Aaron Kurosu, DAAP ’11—pitched a business plan on a neural based system for electrical technology applications in medical (stroke detection), military, and commercial entertainment industries. 

Team Ischiban’s neural engineering products, Neuro-SensorTM and its accompanying Neuro-ControllerTM, are focused on the nexus of software and hardware needed to significantly shorten the time needed to detect strokes. The team also took home the award for Outstanding Market in their division.

Deemed the Super Bowl of world business competitions and the country’s oldest for student entrepreneurs, the 29th annual competition pitted 40 teams from around the world to share in $135,000 start-up funding.

Team Ischiban made it to the top three of 40 teams from around the world.