Industrial Pitch Competition Showcasing cutting-edge hardtech startups founded by women and entrepreneurs of color
The first annual mHUB Industrial Startup Pitch Competition was held virtually on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 at 4:30 PM to showcase cutting-edge hardtech startups founded by women and entrepreneurs of color.
The pitch competition was a part of a national search for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) teams aligned with the first cohort of mHUB’s Accelerated Incubation program. Seven finalists virtually pitched for cash prizes and industry connections in front of a group of eleven esteemed judges from all across the IIoT sector. After a paper round of judging & the pitch night itself, winners received cash awards and access to leaders in the Industry 4.0 sector.
First Place Winner: AgShift
AgShift is an “AI-enabled quality-management-system-in-a-box” solution for industrial automation of food quality assessment. It is a turn-key solution for food supply chain organizations to do better, faster, and more objective quality assessment on larger samples with higher throughput and a fully digitized audit trail.
Second Place Winner: Rapids Air Quality
Rapids Air Quality (RAQ) provides a local air pollution monitoring network to bring greater transparency into health disparities among communities. Our microsensor platform enables cities to employ data-driven solutions impacting policy, health systems, and individual lives.
Third Place Winner: SOTAOG
SOTAOG‘s vision is “Predictive operations powered by AI/ML.” It simplifies how industrial clients apply critical operational data 24/7. Its platform serves as a gateway for additional operating cashflow primarily through asset optimization, lower environmental risk, and increased manpower efficiency.
Runner-Up: Indrio Technologies
Indrio Technologies, a Stanford University-spinoff, builds laser-based chemical sensors to increase efficiency while reducing downtimes, operating costs, and environmental impacts across various sectors including automotive and manufacturing. To date, Indrio has generated 520k USD in revenue and brought in 1 million USD in dilutive and non-dilutive funding.
Congratulations to the winners and startups who competed in last nights competition & thank you to our judges and sponsors who helped make this event a success!