Two Buffalo start-ups win $100,000 in contest

Posted at 6:54 AM, Oct 01, 2015

Two new Buffalo start-up companies walk away the winners in the "Rise To The Rest" pitch competition held on Wednesday. Each will receive $100,000.

Energy Intelligence is developing a system that harvests the kinetic energy from braking vehicles to generate electricity for on-site consumption. Places with high traffic volumes like parking garages, toll booths and border crossings are examples, they would then use that electricity to power things like their lights, cameras and gates. 

POP Bio Technologies is the other winner, a company that is committed to improving the lives of cancer patients with next-generation, precision targeted drug delivery.

More than 300 people attended the competition today at Buffalo's Riverworks. Among the judges, former Buffalo Bill Thurman Thomas and AOL co-founder Steve Case.




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