Mbright, a startup focused on developing what It calls the next-generation in digital display technology, won the Duke Startup Challenge on Saturday.
Several companies outlined business plans and made formal presentations to a panel of judges I bids to win some $125,000 in cash.
Mbright has developed liquid crystal of silicon as a means of improving digital projections. Mbright is led by Sangrok Lee, a graduate student in Duke’s department of electrical and computer engineering, along with two students from the Fuqua business school.
Mongo Light Company was declared the “People’s Choice.”
Mongo Light and Intracardia were declared the runners-up by the judges.
Intrtacadia os focused on specialized equipment for minimally invasive heart surgery.
Mongo Light Company has developed a tough, waterproof LED lamp, already has a patent pending and plans to begin production this year.
Also competing were Uortech. Which has developed a bladder drain, and WISDEM, a software company attempting to reduce time for product design and to-market.
Duke StartUp Challenge: www.dukestartupchallenge.org