Social and Environmental Impact Category
About the Social and Environmental Impact Category
In 2016, the Lulu eGames added a new Social and Environmental Impact category in a collaboration with the NC State Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative. The Lulu eGames is NC State’s annual startup competition, with over $100k in prizes available for NC State entrepreneurs. Students can compete in 6 categories - New Venture, Design and Prototype, Social and Environmental Impact, Built on Cloud, Arts Venture and the Daugherty Endowment which is by invitation only.
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.
2018 Social and Environmental Impact Category
The 2018 Lulu eGames is currently underway. The Social and Environmental Impact Category in the Lulu eGames saw another excellent showing this year with 33 student ventures participating in the first round of the competition.
2017 Social and Envrionmental 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!
First Place: $5,000 | VIEMETRICS VieMetrics has developed a low-cost, portable spirometer that can potentially predict asthma attacks.
Second Place: $3,000 | RHYTCHOR PulseAware by Rhythcor aims to combat the biggest killer among firefighters — heart attacks.
Third Place: $2,000 | ATARISTICIANS Ataristicians is a venture aimed at combining video games with artificial intelligence research and statistical teaching.
2016 Social and Environmental Impact Category Winners
First Place: $4,500 - Nonwoven Air Filtration Curtain
Second Place: $2,500 - SuperVIZE
Third Place: $1,500 - MitoSPEED
Judges’ Choice: SuperVIZE & Malkuta Project
Fan Favorite Video: Nonwoven Air Filtration Curtain
Our Social and Environmental Impact Category Sponsors
The Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative has partnered with the NC Sea Grant Program, NC State Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, and Water Resources Research Institute of the UNC System, as well as some of our leading NC B Corp Champions: The Redwoods Group, HQ Raleigh, Forrest Firm and Murphy’s Naturals to provide the prizes, mentorship and judging for the social and environmental 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 2400 around the world.