Lulu eGames Social Impact Category
About the Lulu eGames & the Social Impact Track
In 2016, the Lulu eGames added a new Social Impact (formerly B Corp Champions Challenge) category in a collaboration with the NC State Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative.
The new category allows NC State graduate and undergraduate students, working in teams or individually, the opportunity to create a new venture focused on using the power of business to solve social and environmental challenges.
Please visit ei.ncsu.edu/egames to enter the competition and learn more.
2017 Social Impact Category Winners
In 2017, there were 192 entries into the competition, representing 10 of NC State’s academic colleges.
Over 350 people attended the Lulu eGames LIVE event on Thursday, April 20 to see who would walk away a winner, with $100,000 in prize money available for NC State entrepreneurs!
1ST PLACE – $5,000 | VIEMETRICS VieMetrics has developed a low-cost, portable spirometer that can potentially predict asthma attacks.
2ND PLACE – $3,000 | RHYTCHOR PulseAware by Rhythcor aims to combat the biggest killer among firefighters — heart attacks.
3RD PLACE – $2,000 | ATARISTICIANS Ataristicians is a venture aimed at combining video games with artificial intelligence research and statistical teaching.
2016 Social Impact Category Winners
First Prize: $4,500 - Nonwoven Air Filtration Curtain
Second Prize: $2,500 - SuperVIZE
Third Prize: $1,500 - MitoSPEED
Judges’ Choice: SuperVIZE & Malkuta Project
Fan Favorite Video: Nonwoven Air Filtration Curtain
Read more about the winning teams in 2016 Social Impact Category.
Our Social Impact Category Sponsors
The Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative has partnered with the NC Sea Grant Program, NC State Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, as well as some of our leading NC B Corp Champions: Seventh Generation, The Redwoods Group, HQ Raleigh, and Murphy’s Naturals to provide the prizes, mentorship and judging for the social impact category.
About B Corporations
B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. There are 40+ certified B Corps in North Carolina and over 2000 around the world.