we started it Compete with 20 influential startups. After three days of fierce pitching in the virtual yet incredibly competitive Startup Battlefield arena, we have a winner.
All startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have been selected to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. Like last year, we reintroduced the exciting excitement of our physical competition on a virtual platform. All companies presented a live demo in front of several groups of VCs and tech leaders, who were acting as judges for a chance to win $100,000 and the prestigious Discipline Cup.
These startups made their way to performances in front of our final panel of judges, which included: Kirsten Greene (Principal Ventures), Jim Lanzon (current CEO of Tinder, future CEO of Yahoo), Luciana Lixandrew (Sequoia), Sarah Tavel (Benchmark), Alexa von Tobel (Inspired Capital) and Matthew Panzarino (Nerdshala).
We are now ready to announce that the winner of Nerdshala Startup Battlefield 2021…
cellino, a company developing a platform to automate stem cell production, combines AI technology, machine learning, hardware, software – and yes, lasers! Democratizing access to cell therapy. It aims to reduce the cost associated with manufacturing human cells while also increasing yields.
Read our post about Cellino here.
Runner-up: Ninth Cycle
th circle developed an electro-extraction system that stands on less than 1,000 square feet and can process 5 tons of material per day – a significant difference from large, traditional recycling that uses hydro- and pyrometallurgical techniques that require more Capital is required and more footprint is generated. The system can accept “black mass,” a powdery waste material that results from the battery recycling process, and turn that waste into valuable minerals such as nickel, cobalt and manganese.
Read our post about Nth Chakra here.