Case startup rockets near top of LaunchPad contest

Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Written by Timothy Magaw.

Four budding Northeast Ohio companies competed in a national entrepreneurship contest in New York City last week, and one of them — Carbon Origins out of Case Western Reserve University — brought home the third-place prize and $10,000 to invest in its flagship technology.

Twenty venture teams from Blackstone LaunchPad programs across the country competed last Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the first LaunchPad Demo Day, a day-long pitch event. Northeast Ohio was represented by SensID, Everykey and Carbon Origins out of Case Western Reserve, and The New Fuel from Kent State University. At the event, the startups met with potential investors and dined with representatives from their particular industries at the New York Stock Exchange.

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Originally published November 1, 2014.

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