Awards for SPIE Startup Challenge 2016

  • $15,000.00 USD

    1st Place SPIE Startup Challenge

    $10,000 cash prize provided by JENOPTIK

    plus $5,000 in Edmund Optics equipment

    Awarded to:

    3D nanoscale imaging
  • $5,000.00 USD

    2nd Place SPIE Startup Challenge

    $5,000 cash prize provided by JENOPTIK

    Awarded to:

    Diagnostic anSERS, Inc
  • $2,500.00 USD

    3rd Place SPIE Startup Challenge

    $2,500 cash prize provided by JENOPTIK

    Awarded to:

    Disease Diagnostic Group Disease Diagnostic Group (DDG) is a pre-revenue medical device company specializing in the development of rapid, accurate, and inexpensive disease diagnostic tests. Our core focus is on the $1.5B malaria diagnostic market, and our flagship product is RAM (Rapid Assessment of Malaria). This novel, proprietary device utilizes magneto-optical technology to provide accurate malaria diagnoses in less than 60 seconds at 1/10th the cost at 100x the detection level of current solutions. RAM is designed to pair a reusable, mechanical device with a plastic consumable and provide a handheld, quantitative diagnosis. RAM can detect below the point of being symptomatic, meaning it finally offers an elimination-setting test for those who carry an undetectable infection, while still having the cost and sensitivity characteristics to become the universal method of malaria diagnosis.
  • $2,000.00 USD

    Finalist SPIE Startup Challenge (1)

    Registration fees up to $1500 and a $500 travel stipend to receive additional entrepreneurial training.

    Awarded to:

    Bold Diagnostics, LLC Bold Diagnostics has developed the Bold Bands, a low cost, disposable diagnostic wearable platform composed of two wristbands and a smartphone application. The system provides physicians with accurate long term trends to improve blood pressure management.
  • $2,000.00 USD

    Finalist SPIE Startup Challenge (2)

    Registration fees up to $1500 and a $500 travel stipend to receive additional entrepreneurial training.

    Awarded to:

    Reflective displays for wearables
  • $2,000.00 USD

    Finalist SPIE Startup Challenge (3)

    Registration fees up to $1500 and a $500 travel stipend to receive additional entrepreneurial training.

    Awarded to:

    Spectral Camera Lens
  • $2,250.00 USD

    Early Stage Travel Award (#1)

    $1500 in travel support reimbursement to attend Photonics West 2016 to participate in the Startup Challenge plus a technical registration to the conference valued at $750

    Awarded to:

    Diagnostic anSERS, Inc
  • $2,250.00 USD

    Early Stage Travel Award (2)

    $1500 in travel support reimbursement to attend Photonics West 2016 to participate in the Startup Challenge plus a technical registration to the conference valued at $750

    Awarded to:

    Rubitection