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EyeVerify Winner of Global Get in the Ring Competition

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EyeVerify recently won the global finals of the “Get in the Ring: The Investment Battle” competition.  The global competition was held on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, just four days after the National competition held in Kansas City, MO.  EyeVerify’s CEO, Toby Rush, traveled to the Netherlands for the International Finals of the competition, which were held at the Hulstkamp Gebouw in Rotterdam.  At the finals, eight startups, including EyeVerify, competed for a grand prize of up to €1,000,000.

Before advancing to the global competition, EyeVerify competed against eight different startups in the “Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash” competition.  The national contest was held Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, with the United States finalists, selected from a pool of 283 startups, vying for the national title.

EyeVerify is a Kansas City, KS startup based on technology developed by UMKC School of Computing and Engineering Associate Professor Dr. Reza Derakhshani.

For more information about the International Competition and a list of the eight international finalists, visit the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam website.

EyeVerify Winner of 2013 Silicon Prairie Awards

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UMKC’s EyeVerify, a Kansas City startup developing biometric identification devices for mobile phones, was recently selected as a winner of two 2013 Silicon Prairie Awards.  Out of the hundreds of nominees, only 12 received awards at the Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, IA. EyeVerify received the Startup of the Year award, and Riddhiman Das, software developer for EyeVerify, received the Technologist of the Year award.

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Biometric Research & Technology Transfer Aids Kansas City’s Silicon Prairie Reputation

The university researchers, entrepreneur and venture capitalists behind the development of EyeVerify’s innovative cyber and mobile security products based on biometric eye vein authentication research conducted by SCE’s Dr. Reza Derakhshani are featured in the Huffington Post article, EyeVerify’s Vein Popping Password Technology: Interview with CEO Toby Rush. The impact that university research has on economic development locally and nationally has been well documented. UMKC and SCE are proud that many of our engineering and computer science faculty researchers have contributed to Kansas City’s Silicon Prairie reputation.

Start-up EyeVerify using technology developed by SCE professor Reza Derakhshani

KCTV5 featured start-up EyeVerify in its June 7th Building An Entrepreneurial City segment. The start-up company, headed by entrepreneur Toby Rush, is using the biometric technology developed by Dr. Reza Derakhshani and colleagues in an application that will make your eye the only password you will ever need to secure your smart phone and mobile devices. The company has raised $1,400,000 and plans to pilot the product this Fall with the commercial release in early 2013. EyeVerify was recently featured in VentureBeat and also listed as one of Silicon Prairie’s notable tech start-ups in the Kansas City Star article, Tech startups sprout on Silicon Prairie.

SCE Professor Reza Derakhshani’s Research Licensed

A new start-up company, EyeVerify, is utilizing UMKC SCE Professor Reza Derakhshani’s eye-vein biometrics research to develop a biometric personal authentication software module able to identify a cell phone device user. According to the Silicon Prairie News article, Kansas City startup EyeVerify sees opportunity in the whites of your eyes, “Derakhshani, in tandem with Arun Ross at West Virginia University, discovered and patented the core concept of eye-vein biometrics” and “EyeVerify has since acquired an exclusive license to the patent and related IP. Derakhshani, Ross and their teams continue to be engaged and are advancing the science behind EyeVerify.”