ASU is hosting a venture acceleration competition that is meant to help fuel startups from collegiate founders.
The winning startup at the ASU Innovation Open will win $100,000, sponsored by Avnet, to help grow the startup.
Dozens of teams from across the world have submitted video pitches for the competition. The ASU Innovation Open will be hosted at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Downtown Phoenix on Sunday, April 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Adam Goulburn, partner at Lux Capital, will be the keynote speaker at the event. The final four finalists received a $5,000 award from Zero Mass Water to prepare for the finals.
The finalists include:
Nunami Labs, from the University of Arizona and recipient of the ZMW Sensors Award, is developing sensor technology that enables autonomous vehicles to understand their surroundings and make roads safer.
Somatic Labs, from both the UA and ASU, and recipient of the ZMW Haptics Award, builds wearable haptic devices that augment human perception for uses including GPS navigation, caller ID and alerts.
Swift Coat, from ASU and recipient of the ZMW Materials Award, developed coatings that range from less than 1 nanoparticle-monolayer thick to more than 1 mm thick, offering solutions for solar, glazing, filtration, display and sensor markets.
Rep Watch, from California Lutheran University and recipient of the ZMW Wearables Award, provides wearable technology that tracks physical therapy and fitness activities and a mobile app that helps users stay on track during injury rehabilitation and workouts.