Coastal engineering startup ORA Estuaries advanced to the finals of the 2015 Big Idea competition and won the $25,000 top prize to close out New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. AxoSim Technologies also saw success in the audience voting component and made it to the final three to pitch to the event judges.
Pitching a novel blood test that could diagnose cancer much less invasively than current techniques, genetics company InnoGenomics Technologies won the 2015 JEDCO Challenge. The top prize at this pitch competition is a package worth more than $20,000 in cash and services. Other finalists pitching included AxoSim Technologies and myMix Nutrition.