TechCrunch hosted an uncommon Startup Battlefield this week — the founders, judges, viewers and moderator (me) have been all in numerous places, doing our greatest to work together over WebEx.
But the 20 startups nonetheless demonstrated their merchandise and defined their visions, then have been grilled by skilled judges. And these judges helped the TechCrunch workforce choose our 5 finalists.
Those finalists will probably be presenting tomorrow at 10:40 a.m. Pacific for a complete new set of judges, and you may watch the dwell stream by logging into TechCrunch. (Also: It’s not too late to enroll in the complete Disrupt expertise.) Those judges will select a runner-up and a winner, and the winner will take house $100,000, equity-free.
Here are the finalists:
Canix has constructed a sturdy enterprise useful resource planning platform designed to cut back the time it takes hashish growers to enter knowledge. It integrates properly with widespread bookkeeping software program, in addition to Metrc, an industry-wide regulatory platform. You can learn extra about Canix right here.
Hybrid rockets aren’t new, however they’ve at all times confronted vital limitations when it comes to their efficiency metrics and most thrust energy. Firehawk Aerospace is constructing a secure, cost-effective hybrid rocket gasoline engine that employs industrial-scale 3D printing to beat the hurdles and limitations of earlier designs. You can learn extra about Firehawk Aerospace right here.
Tiffany Ricks based HacWare in Dallas, Texas, in 2017 to assist deliver higher e-mail safety consciousness to small companies. The know-how sits on an organization’s e-mail server and makes use of machine studying to categorize and analyze every message for danger. You can learn extra about HacWare right here.
Jefa is constructing a challenger financial institution particularly designed for ladies in Latin America. It focuses on fixing the issues that girls face when opening a checking account and managing it. You can learn extra about Jefa right here.
Matidor is constructing a challenge platform for consultants and engineers to maintain monitor of tasks and geospatial knowledge in a single dashboard. It provides an all-in-one knowledge visualization suite for patrons within the power and environmental companies fields. You can learn extra about Matidor right here.
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