Aurora Fluidics Wins in NY Business Plan Competition
A company founded and run by four Meinig School Master of Engineering graduates competed (and won) in the 2016 New York Business Plan Competition finals last month in Albany, NY. Aurora Fluidics, a laboratory device company formed to streamline the bacterial culturing process from 48 hours to under 10 minutes, won the People's Choice Award as the most popular idea in the competition’s biotech segment. Comprised of Meinig School Master of Engineering graduates An Nguyen, Gaurang Dimri, Rose Auguste and Ilya Getsin, Aurora Fluidics is under the mentorship of Dr. Newton de Faria, Professor of Practice and Director of the Meinig School’s Master of Engineering program. The team plans to spend the upcoming summer working with Life Changing Labs accelerator program to further their product development and bring it to market.
The New York Business Plan Competition was established in 2010 to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship throughout New York's colleges and universities. It is one of the largest collegiate business competitions in the world, including students at 75 institutions and offering $500,000 in prizes. The competition is geared to attract different thoughts and ideas and provide the capital to bring these ideas to life.
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