2021-22 DNVC Winners
Duquesne New Venture Challenge 2021-22 Winners
The Duquesne New Venture Challenge (DNVC), an entrepreneurship challenge open to the Pittsburgh community and beyond, awarded cash prizes totaling $30,000 to the top five finalists, with a $15,000 prize awarded to the winning team - DisSolves, Inc.
1st Place ($15,000): DisSolves, Inc. - the first edible, water-soluble packaging made from all-natural ingredients - won the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business' 2021-2022 Duquesne New Venture Challenge (DNVC).
2nd Place ($8,000): Advanced Optronics, LLC - a biocompatible, flexible, implantable surgical sensor which electrically stimulates the auditory nerve to produce new electronic hearing.
3rd Place ($6,000): innovatIVe - a two-layered IV sleeve preventing the intended, or accidental, removel of peripheral intravenous catheters (IVs) by patients in healthcare settings.
4th Place ($3,000): Cerebral Aneurysm Test (CAT-7) - a combination of seven different cytokines used within a patient's blood sample to diagnose a cerebral aneurysm for early diagnosis and risk stratification.
5th Place ($3,000): SimBox - a monthly subscription package targeted towards physicians who want simulation-based training and need continuing medical education (CME) credits to maintain their licensures.