Dennis Kekas, NC State ECE Department
ImagineOptix, a startup company located at NC State University, placed fourth overall in the Rice University Business Plan Competition, the largest intercollegiate business plan competition in the world. They received cash and prizes totaling more than $4,500.
Michael J. Escuti, NC State ECE Department
ImagineOptix, which "is focused on developing silicon imager solutions for the emerging personal projection device market", is helmed by Dennis Kekas and Michael J. Escuti, faculty in NC State's ECE Department, as well as Jason Kekas, a doctoral student in the ECE Department.
The Rice University Business Plan Competition offers more than $345,000 in cash and prizes annually. The competition took place over the course of three days.