Limbs International, an El Paso not-for-profit company that developed $85 plastic knees for poor people around the world, won the private company part of the Paso del Norte Venture Competition last week.
UTEP's American Water Recycling team, aimed at low-cost water-recycling products, won the student competition and now gets a shot at a $100,000 prize in the University of Texas' global venture competition.
Limbs International and the UTEP team each won $10,000 and a year of incubation services at The Hub of Human Innovation.
Ruskat Medical, an El Paso startup with a portable diagnostic unit trademarked as Hospital in a Box, was second in the company category, and won $3,000 and six months of Hub incubation. UTEP's Mobile Wellness Technologies team, aimed at health-management products, was second in the student category and won $5,500.
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