Asher Varon, a PhD candidate in mechanical engineering, won the $25,000 first-place prize at the third annual Student Venture Showcase, hosted by Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Varon’s winning project, ViVE, is a medical technology startup that serves as a safety net for individuals with opioid use disorder. The wearable device immediately detects an opioid overdose and administers naloxone.

Alongside Varon, six other student startups from across all Johns Hopkins schools stood before a panel of successful venture capitalists and a live audience to pitch their ideas.

The showcase is also sponsored by Johns Hopkins Technology Venture’s Pava Marie LePere Center for Entrepreneurship and HopStone Capital, a student-led group that offers students an immersive experience in the world of venture capital.