Year Founded
  • 2012
Value Proposition
  • EyeProfiler, an eye measurement device that is portable, inexpensive, and multifunctional
Awards & Mentions
  • First place in 2013 Charles and Janet Forbes Entrepreneurial Award Competition
  • Third place in 2013 Mark Ain Business Model Competition
  • First place in the 2014 Rochester Regional Business Plan Contest (now called the Rochester Venture Challenge)
  • Second place in the Biotechnology/Healthcare category of the 2014 New York Business Plan Competition
  • Semifinalist in the 2014 43North $1 million global business plan competition
  • Winner of the Optics, Photonics, and Imaging Award of the 2014 Digital Rochester GREAT Awards
  • Finalists in the Student Achievement and Rising Star categories of the 2014 GREAT Awards

Portable Eye Diagnostic Device

Ovitz – founded by Joung Yoon (Felix) Kim ’14, Pedro Pablo Vallejo ’16, Aizhong Zhang ‘14MS (PhD candidate in Optics), Sam Steven ’14, Len Zheleznyak (PhD candidate in Optics), and Ana Garcia ’14 – created the EyeProfiler, an eye measurement device that is portable, inexpensive, and multifunctional. The team, who wished to make vision correction available to more people, placed first in the 2013 Charles and Janet Forbes Entrepreneurial Award Competition and third in the 2013 Mark Ain Business Model Competition. Internationally, Ovitz has already established a Korean subsidiary with 4 employees and has raised roughly $1.5 million in investments and grants. Additional awards and honors include: first place and $50,000 in cash at the 2014 Rochester Regional Business Plan Contest; second place and $5,000 in the Biotechnology/Healthcare category of the 2014 New York Business Plan Competition; semifinalist in the 2014 43North $1 million global business plan competition; winner of the Optics, Photonics, and Imaging Award of the 2014 Digital Rochester GREAT Awards and finalist in the Student Achievement and Rising Star categories of the GREAT Awards that same year. Ovitz exited the Student Incubator in 2016 and joined the HTR Affiliate Program to continue their business goals, already partnering with reputable institutes, hospitals, and charitable organizations. Learn more at http://o-vitz.com/