This years’ Moot Corp was very exciting. Forty teams gathered in Austin to compete. Forty-two percent were international, coming from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Mexico, Norway and Thailand.
A complete list of all award winners is available at www.mootcorp.org/Winners2010.asp. The final four teams placed as follows;
- Third Runner-up: GlucaGo from Indiana University and Purdue University. GlucaGo has a disruptive one time use platform technology that quickly mixes and then injects solid compounds into a patient which removes the need for refrigeration.
- Second Runner-up: Silicon Solar Solutions from University of Arkansas. Silicon Solar Solutions is commercializing a patented process for reducing costs and increasing efficiencies of silicon-based photovoltaics.
- First Runner-up: PCCA Technologies from Carnegie Mellon. For patients suffering from diabetes, PCCA Technologies’ Releyent contact lens is a medical device that allows for the continuous-sensing of glucose levels.
- And the 2010 Global Moot Corp Champion is BiologicsMD from the University of Arkansas. BiologicsMD is developing a new prescription medicine for the treatment of osteoporosis. OsteoFlorTM binds directly to the bone, nearly tripling new bone growth.
Paul Mlakar, President of BiologicsMD said “It’s a great honor to have won this prestigious competition, and we look forward to following the path of other winners in launching our company.”
The Director of ATI’s IT/Wireless Incubators Bart Bohn, clean energy expert and angel investor Steve Smaha, ATI Law Associate Justin Bowes, and ATI’s Director of Operations Aruni Gunasegaram served as Feedback Judges in the Austin Technology Incubator panel on Thursday, May 6.