'Big Launch Challenge' Awards Startup Companies Big Cash

Danville, VA - Monday night some startup businesses competed for some big cash. The Launch Place held its second annual "Big Launch Challenge."

6 finalists pitched their business ideas before a board of judges. They included everything from medical technology to candy making.

In the end, Camras Vision, a company developing a device to treat glaucoma, took home the top prize of $15,000.

"62 million people have glaucoma in the world and they will go blind if they live long enough. We have, I think, the potential to stop that. And that's just huge for me," said CEO Ray Krauss.

Two business also tied for 2nd place, receiving $7,500 each.

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