Startup Showcase: Oculogica

Oculogica Inc. is developing eye tracking-based neurodiagnostics with a primary focus on brain injury and concussion. The technology works by assessing the function of the nerves that move the eyes and mediate vision as a subject watches television for just a few minutes.

Co-founders Uzma Samadani (Faculty at the School of Medicine) and Robert Ritlop (Stern ’14) met through the NYU Venture Fellows program matching faculty with entrepreneurial MBA students and joined with Steve Ogilivie (Stern ’04) to win the 2013 NYU Technology Venture Competition (part of the $200,000 Entrepreneur’s Challenge). They have since closed a seed round of funding, and won more than 400,000 in grants. They have participated in development programs around the city, including the NYCEDC Entrepreneurship Lab and SBIR Impact. They are currently pursuing FDA clearance for their technology.

This is the fourth post in the Startup Showcase series featuring video profiles of startups founded by NYU students, faculty and researchers.