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Startup Challenge 2014 Finalists

Our team of expert volunteer judges have selected the following pitches to advance to final round in the SPIE Startup Challenge competition:

MagBiosense's revolutionary heart-attack diagnostic device
Dr. Amos Danielli, Founder and CEO

All-Optical Analog-to-Digital Converter on a Photonic Integrated Chip
Mr. Eric Wandel, Vice President
Innovative Photonics Technologies, LLC

Minimally invasive Disposable multi-functional microendoscopy
Prof. Zeev Zalevsky, head of electro-optical track at Bar Ilan University/CSO at Z-square
Bar Ilan University / Z-square

Norlase Compact Diode Systems
Dr Peter M. W. Skovgaard, CEO

QKD Corp. provides fiber-optical data encryption systems and solutions that offers unprecedented security to communication lines using quantum physics.
Dr Christian Weedbrook, CEO
QKD corp. 

Swept Image: On-Demand Precision Depth Mapping
Mr. Matthew Muller, Co-Founder
Swept Image Inc.

PlenOptika. Eyecare for all.
Dr. Nicholas Durr, M+Vision Research Fellow
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Prof. Robert McLaughlin, Associate Professor
University of Western Australia

Founding Partner


Lead Sponsor

National Science Foundation

Lead Sponsor

National Science Foundation

Supporting Sponsors

Edmund Optics


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