Orlando, Fla. (March 12, 2021) – A great measure of future success for startup businesses is how they perform at various pitch competitions against other great businesses.

In one of its first competitions, Orlando-based FLUIX won.

The company, which is developing high performance liquid cooling solutions for high performance workstations, came out on top, winning the $10,000 prize with a unanimous vote from the judges.

“This is truly incredible because the level of competition from the other companies was significant and each of them has a great future,” says Abhishek Sastri, CEO and co-founder, FLUIX. “Knowing that the Orlando entrepreneurial and business community really supports local startups is reassuring, we are proud to be picked as the winner and look forward to growing in Orlando.”

Eight Orlando start-up companies pitched at the UCF Technology Ventures Symposium on February 17. Six members of Orlando’s venture capital and entrepreneurship community served as the judges to simulate the reality of raising venture funds.

“Find your Hidden Gem in Central Florida” was the goal of the symposium, as venture capital firms were invited to learn more about the little known startups in the local ecosystem.

The all-UCF founding team of FLUIX launched their consumer business focused on designing & manufacturing advanced liquid cooling gaming systems for PC enthusiasts and gamers last fall.

Now, the company is expanding into lowering data processing times in the architecture, engineering and construction industry by leveraging their patent-pending liquid cooling technology to increase workstation performance.

“Current Workstation’s can take hours or even days to process large renderings, such as skyscrapers, says Sastri, who is a graduate of the UCF School of Engineering. “Our data shows that our liquid cooling technology can help reduce those times significantly.”


For more information, please contact:

UCF Business Incubation Program: Rob Panepinto, director, Innovation Districts Strategy and Partnerships for the University of Central Florida, 407-467-5689,  rob.panepinto@ucf.edu or Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470, Alan@ByrdConnections.com


Founded in 2017, FLUIX  is revolutionizing the way high performance workstations are cooled. Allowing AEC workstation providers to increase processing power while lower data processing time & saving money for clients. FLUIX also provides powerful, state-of-the-art liquid cooling & wall-mounted PC hardware for gaming enthusiasts & eSports arenas. For more information, visit fluixengineering.com.

About the UCF Business Incubation Program: The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has provided vital business development resources resulting in over 300 local startup companies reaching their potential faster and graduating into the community where they continue to grow and positively impact the local economy.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. For the 2017/2018 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped to sustain more than 6,725 local jobs and have had a cumulative impact of over $725 million on regional GDP and over $1.3 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned more than $12.00 in state and local taxes for every $1.00 invested in the program. In addition, for every $1.00 of public investment the firms also produced $118 of additional regional GDP and $226 of regional sales. For more information, visit Incubator.UCF.edu.