Startup Competition Prizes
- travel to the West coast or East coast with investor meetings with $500 travel voucher
- $5000K prize
DonorUP – DonorUP connects donors with nonprofits based on one’s background and interests. As people support organizations, they earn rewards such as discounts on ride sharing apps, free fitness classes, and exclusive experiences.
Elivade – Elivade is a career advancement platform for minority candidates. Our mission is to elevate diversity in the workplace by creating an online career community that connects people of colour with peers, mentors, and exciting employers. It basically wants to be a dedicated LinkedIn for people of colour.
Timestamp.com – Timestamps for your digital world. A digital notary, and a trusted witness, providing irrefutable proof of temporal existence for your documents, etched into the blockchain.
FLYUPAV – We believe that adding more functionalities to drones and having a innovative system is not just about integrating new sensors or better batteries but by making them transformable vehicles. Our innovation is in design and making a new type of robot with capable of operating in both ground and flight modes. It is more like a drone in sky and like a car on ground, or better to say a flying car. It is a dual mode air and ground transformer drone.
Local Health Co – Doctors are increasingly confined to more expensive, central hospital systems instead of clinics depriving local populations of necessary care. Local Health Co is about bringing the opportunity of gig economy plug and play structure to physicians and physician extenders so they can be compensated for providing necessary health services to paying local populations in need.
EasyKale Labs, LLC – Develops and markets dehydrated kale in shakers that is almost tasteless, concentrated, convenient, long shelf life, retains all bioactivity.
Curist – Curist is a consumer healthcare brand with a mission to lower drug prices and improve self-care of symptoms. We work with physicians to curate non-prescription relief kits for common conditions like allergies, heartburn and pain to improve relief at half the price of traditional brands.
Scratch Financial, Inc. – American pet owners spend $20B a year on veterinary care. Now, Scratchpay makes getting help with an unexpected veterinary bill easier than ever before! Pet owners can visit scratchpay.com on their smartphone, fill out a 90-second application, and get approved for a payment plan instantly.
PlaySVG – PlaySVG is a kids focused esports platform. Kids face off head to head against professional gamers and streamers, and viewers get to throw challenges at the pro to even the playing field.
Dotted Square Inc. – Dotted Square empowers migrant workers to provide for their families back home through an app that enables cashless purchases from local merchants.
UPROOT Homes – UPROOT is an early stage fin tech startup that will revolutionize homeownership, disrupt the residential mortgage industry, and democratize access to home equity and wealth creation for high mobility professionals starting with the military.
We Are the New Farmers – We Are the New Farmers is the next generation urban farm sustainably growing the most nutrient dense food our planet has to offer, Spirulina. We are the first commercial farm to grow Spirulina indoors using our proprietary hydroponic photobioreactor technology, allowing us to grow locally and deliver our algae as the fresh product it was always meant to be. Today Spirulina exists as a dried powder, but our Fresh Spirulina tastes far better, is much easier to cook with, and contains 100% plant based protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Lumhaa – Lumhaa is the memory company. You can use our digital products to store memories, share them with loved ones, and explore moments from around the world/across time; and also personalize our handmade physical products with your memories to have them live beyond the screen.
KLOS Guitars – KLOS Guitars makes carbon fiber guitars and ukuleles which are incredible for traveling due to their durability, portability, and great sound.
WellPower – Focusing on African Markets, WellPower purifies drinking water using a solar-powered water filtration system, then distributes that water using an Uber-like distribution model.
Nhanha KIDS – Nhanha KIDS is an online content publisher. We source high-quality, culturally-informed children’s media produced by African artists, and provide the content to African expatriate families globally.
Invictis Technologies – Building portable and automatic intravenous injection devices to drastically increase the efficiency of medical care in hospital, ambulance, military, home infusion, and disaster relief settings.
Presently – Presently is a crowd-gifting platform that empowers children to set an intention for how they’d like to spend, save, or donate their gifts.