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Student Startups to Vie for Top Prize in Entrepreneurship Competition

June 1, 2010

What: Virtual controls for PC games, comfortable insoles for flip flops, digital receipts and sustainable living spaces are among the startups vying for the top prize of $44,500 at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship Incubator and Entrepreneur Conference. The annual event features a full day of entrepreneurial activities including student presentations, an awards ceremony, and a keynote address.

When: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. --Panel discussion on building a scalable business at 9:30 a.m. --Baiada incubator competition competitor presentations at 11 a.m. to noon. --Keynote: “The Changing Landscape of Small Biotech,” by Christopher Cashman, founder, president and CEO of Protez Pharmaceuticals at 1:45 a.m. --Awards ceremony and prizes at 3 p.m.

Where: World Café Live, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Competitors: 3SecondReceipts, LLC: features point-of-sale software that provides a platform for itemized digital receipts aimed at university and collegiate dining locations, and allows thousands of students to digitally manage and track their on-campus food purchases.

Artist Development Music Business: A new, fully integrated music business model that incorporates artist management, record label functions, publishing, and merchandise and forms a unique and artist-friendly entity that builds artists’ careers, not just one-hit wonders.

Gamer Glove by Outplay Technologies: a custom gaming input device. Instead of using a keyboard to input controls, the player uses custom buttons conveniently located on gloves in conjunction with a foot-pad to control nearly any PC game.

Intermodal Building and Design, Inc.: provides innovative building solutions at affordable prices, by repurposing Intermodal Steel Building Units as the foundation of sustainable designs. The company’s initial focus will be to build less expensive and more sustainable living spaces in high-density areas.

Symetrix Orthopaedics: provides quantitative, reliable, and reproducible patellofemoral force data during surgery to clinicians prior to closing the knee, reducing post operative patellofemoral problems.

Floptopz by Donna’s Designs: a fun and comfortable insole product for flip flops or sandals.

Information: For more information on the competition and prizes, visit: ###

News Media Contacts: Lisa Litzinger, assistant director of communications, 215.895.2897 or Niki Gianakaris, director, Drexel News Bureau, 215-895-6741 or

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