OPEN minds 2018 showcase and reception

Cap off the conference with the must-attend OPEN Minds showcase and reception. Our top student E-Teams will demonstrate their ground-breaking innovations and practice their pitches to faculty, VentureWell’s extended staff and funders. Attendees will receive $3 million in Venture Bucks to “invest” in the team (or teams) they like best. At the end of the night, the team receiving the most Venture Bucks will win a $3,000 prize. The second- and third-place teams will win $2,000 and $1,000, respectively.

This year’s OPEN Minds event will take place at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, located at 1800 Congress Ave. in Austin.

Meet the 2018 OPEN Minds teams:


University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus


Stanford University

DTE Materials

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

Global Water Labs

University of California-Berkeley


Johns Hopkins University


University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

MITO Material Solutions

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus


Stanford University

Rambuta Analytics

Oregon State University

Sensatek Propulsion Technology, Inc.

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach

Smart Diagnostics Systems, LLC

Lincoln University-Jefferson City, Missouri


CUNY City College

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