The first semifinal round of Vinetta's Venture Challenge will take place on May 12 online.

Kilo Medical Solutions was selected as one of the four semi-finalists from a pool of 174 applicants.

VCU student company, which created device to help premature babies, to compete for up to $2M.

Kilo Innovations has received $100,000 in startup funding and will compete this summer in a New York-based accelerator that helps companies speed up the commercialization of their technologies.

Empire State Development Announces Round III Finalists of the Luminate NY Accelerator.

Empire State Development has announced its list of 10 finalist for the Lightning Round of Luminate NY, the world’s largest business accelerator.


VCU Entrepreneurs Hit the Accelerator Trail to Get Their NICU Device to Market.

Joshna Seelam is closing in on her target. The VCU graduate student is one of three members of Kilo Medical Solutions, a Richmond medical device startup that's getting ever closer to launch. The company's product, called the Brise-Solette, is placed...

Richmond Times Dispatch

Startup that created a device to help premature infants get out of the hospital sooner won the top award at SCORECard Pitch event.

A startup business founded by four Virginia Commonwealth University students to help premature infants get out of the hospital sooner won the top award at the 2019 SCORECard Business Pitch.

WRAL Techwire

RIoT picks eight Internet of Things startups from across US for accelerator program.

RIoT's third cohort of startups joining the Fall 2019 RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP) are tackling everything from taking down pesky backyard pests to better protecting newborns in the NICU.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2017: Mark A. Sternheimer Senior Capstone Design Award.
  • 2018: Semifinalists at National Academy of Inventors, Student Innovation Showcase.
  • 2018: VCU Pre-Accelerator Award
  • 2018: VCU College of Engineering, Senior Design Capstone Award for Design in Excellence.
  • 2018: Semifinalist at 1717 Annual U.Pitch Competition
  • 2018: UpRiver rvAwesome Founder.
  • 2019: Venturewell E-team Stage 1 Grant Award.
  • 2019: Semifinalist at SPIE Startup Challenge at Photonics West.
  • 2019: IDEAFest Semi-Finalist
  • 2019: Shark Tank VA – Finalist Presenter
  • 2019: Richmond SCOREcard Business Pitch Competition, First Place
  • 2019: Something in the Water Festival Pitch First Place Winner
  • 2019: VCU Pre-Accelerator Award
  • 2019: International Business Model Competition, Semi-Finalist
  • 2019: Semi-Finalist 14/436 for Halcyon Incubator
  • 2019: Acceptance to RIoT Labs in Raleigh, NC
  • 2019: Finalist, Acceptance to Luminate Accelerator, cohort 3
  • 2020: American Inno, Richmond startups to watch in 2020
  • 2020: Semi-Finalist at SPIE Photonics West Startup Challenge
  • 2020: Semi-Finalist at Vinetta Project’s DC Venture Challenge
  • 2020: Recognized in startup of the year, daily deal flow
  • 2020: Recipient of NSF I-Corps grant – intensive customer discovery program