NEWS: Baby Box, a Startup That Uses AI  to Create Customized Subscription Boxes for Babies, as They Grow and Develop, Wins UCI New Venture Competition

Here are the winners of the New Venture Competition, presented by the UCI Merage School of Business’ Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Judge panelists included Bob Genthert of Irvine incubator EvoNexus; Xandra Laskowski,who leads a female angel investing group in OC; and Hicham Semaan, the past president of Tech Coast Angels OC.

Baby Box won $25,000 altogether – by winning in two categories

GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
$15,000
Baby Box: : Baby Box utilizes AI  to create customized subscription boxes, tailored to your baby’s age and developmental stage.
AUDIENCE FAVORITE:
$1,000
Bottle Built: Bottle Built constructs affordable housing quicker, cheaper, and more sustainable than conventional methods by using recycled PETE Plastics as our main building material.
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE:
2nd Place:
$5,000
Bottle Built
1st Place:
$10,000
Conshus Clothing: A sustainable fair trade fashion brand aiming to financially empower underpriveleged women.
LIFE SCIENCES:
2nd Place:
$5,000
CannTek: A unique electrochemical device to detect current levels of THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana.
1st Place:
$10,000
ImmunoTarget Therapeutics, Inc.: A treatment tailored to each individual patient that has the potential to replace current treatments to fight cancer.
BUSINESS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES:
2nd Place:
$5,000
Instinct: A multi-platform software application that measures real time stress levels and provides nudges through AI-based engines based on the interests of users to improve their productivity and health over time.
1st Place:
$10,000
Ardha Health: A cloud-based team collaboration software service for healthcare provider groups servicing post-acute care (PAC) facilities.
CONSUMER SERVICES:
2nd Place:
$5,000
Prophet Predictive Modeling: Using our significant models, Prophet offers money management services through its website to accredited investors.
1st Place:
$10,000
No Decaf Allowed (NDA): A coffee subscription service that delivers fresh, whole beans from premium third wave roasters right to your door when you need it.
CONSUMER PRODUCTS:
2nd Place:
$5,000
Voltek: Voltek is a blind spot detection device for bicycles that utilizes camera sensor technology to reduce accidents and collisions involving bicycles.
1st Place:
$10,000
Baby Box: Baby Box utilizes artificial intelligence and machine learning to create customized subscription boxes, tailored to your baby’s age and developmental stage.
About The Author

Deirdre Newman is a long-time journalist, who's covered OC startups for a few years.

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