The Best of the Best: Congrats to the Winners of the 6 Columbia Venture Competition Tracks!

The following are the first-place finishers from all six CVC Challenges:

From the Columbia Engineering Technology Challenge: Colonai is a software company that uses artificial intelligence to help gastroenterologists efficiently screen, detect, and treat tumors during colonoscopy and wireless capsule endoscopy. It was co-founded by CEO Bina Bansinath ’20GS and Jacob Nye ’20SEAS, CTO.

From the Columbia Engineering Urban Works India Challenge: DeliverE , a tech-enabled last-mile delivery solution was co-founded by Abhirat Shinde ’21SEAS and Sarvadnya Kulkarni ’21SEAS.

From the SIPA Dean’s Public Policy ChallengeEZ Health, a telemedicine platform reducing healthcare inequality. The team was co-founded by Amanda Papir ’21SIPANami Patel ’21SIPAEtizaz Shah ’21SIPA, and Lifeng Zhang ’21SIPA.

From the Alliance Social Enterprise Challenge with competitors from Columbia and three French Universities – the Paris Institute of Political Studies, École Polytechnique, and the University Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne: Tēnaka, co-founded by Anne-Sophie Roux, is a social business whose mission is to help corporations willing to shift to regenerative businesses by providing carbon footprint measurement and Impact Measurement tools through data visualization

Tied for first place in the StartupColumbia ChallengeEpsom-It, co-founded by CEO Heather Binnie ’17BUS, provides natural, topical pain relief to the 100 million Americans that suffer from muscle and nerve pain, and Local Civics, founded by Beverly Leon ’14CC, ’20BUS, gamifies civic participation to amplify student engagement.

Special congratulations to Beverly Leon for winning the overall competition after a head to head Tournament of Champions!

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