NC State’s Entrepreneurship Initiative handed out some $30,000 in prizes to new and emerging companies in its annual Lulu eGames contest on Monday.

Top prize of $5,000 went to 7ED, a startup using technology developed at NCSU for chip substrate defect reduction.

The full-day competition was sponsored by Raleigh-based Lulu, a growing self-publishing company led by Red Hat co-founder Bob Young.

Winners in the fourth annual event:

New Venture Challenge

First Place ($5,000): 7ED, formerly named Lucky 7, is an upcoming company capitalizing on the patent-pending Substrate Defect Reduction (SSDR) technology from NC State University. 7ED team members are Dragana Mendel, Garrett Foster, Michael Teal, and Xiaoyang Wang.

Second Place ($3,500): Zeek displaces the paper coupon book with an online & mobile phone book. Zeek team members are Matthew Davis and Jonathan Stephens.

Third Place ($2,000): ColoWrap aims to provide Gastroenterologists with an abdominal binder that can facilitate colonoscopies and reduce overall procedure times. ColoWrap is led by John Hathorn.

Judges’ Choice Award ($1,500): Zeek

Design & Prototype Challenge

First Place ($4,000): Green Energy Management Systems (GEMS) helps people make smarter decisions about how they use energy. GEMS team members are Dreier Carr, Kevin Cook, and John Crawford.

Second Place ($2,500): Koyr Engineering is an Engineering Firm that focuses on product development as well as consulting services. Koyr Engineering is led by Mark Delgado.

Third Place ($1,000): Vision Mosaics takes customer images and transforms them into high quality glass tile mosaics. Vision Mosaics is led by Charles West.

Judges’ Choice Awards ($1,500): Elemecon, PowerUp, Augment Medical

Arts Feasibility Study Challenge

First Place ($4,000): Leiva Strings is a music education company using proprietary color-coded strings to enhance learning techniques. Leiva Strings team members are Italo Leiva and Caleb Primm.

Second Place ($2,500): Vision Mosaics takes customer images and transforms them into high quality glass tile mosaics. Vision Mosaics is led by Charles West.

Third Place ($1,000): Soutenu Tights aim to protect the health of dancers of all genres, ages, and levels of mastery by incorporating new measures of safety into dancewear that is already on the market. Soutenu Tights is led by Suzanne Matthews.

Judges’ Choice Award ($1,500): Soutenu Tights, The Coterie, JANT

The Coterie is a corporation made of and for film-makers in Raleigh, NC that provides memberships which will allow artists in the area to network and recycle equipment. The Coterie is led by Megan Bridges.

JANT is a social music network that connects artists, consumers and venues through an innovative cross-platform technology surrounding a mobile interface. JANT team members are Anna Wolfe and Trent McKenzie.