Congrats to NanoCheQ, Our Pitch Competition Winners!
The day began with 25 Arizona-based companies at various stages of development who pitched a panel of judges for the opportunity to compete at the final event Tuesday night. Six companies were invited were invited to the Startup Showcase at the Tucson Convention Center.
NanoCheQ – WINNER
NanoCheQ is on a mission to make safe, quality food accessible to everybody. In the pursuit of this goal, they’ve developed a novel platform technology, which uses aptamer-conjugated gold nanoparticles (Apt-AuNPs) that can rapidly detect and identify bacteria. Couple this technology with fluorescent analysis and machine learning, this tool can sense small molecules and proteins at the nano-scale. Due to these technological advancements, our product is faster, more versatile, and easier to use than any bacterial diagnostic on the market.
Our other Mainstage Competitors were:
Audivity: Audio storytelling made simple. Convert blogs into NPR-level podcasts, less than 3 hours.
Knot-ed: The Knot-Box is a curated subscription box for textured roots and kinky curls. We exist to inspire and support black women and curly POCs in their journey to self-expression and acceptance of their coily roots.
SGNT: SGNT exists to solve a problem. That problem is physical object security and integrity. With our patented SGNT-Ring technology, we leverage the power of multiple technologies to bring value to businesses, governments, and consumers alike.
D3Sciences: Mission: D3Sciences is dedicated to the development of tools for improved tissue sampling to expand cancer diagnosis, therapy specificity, and research.
Rentlab: RentLab empowers tenants, landlords, and cities with better information and a property-specific “Smart Living Score” that will help both tenants and landlords reduce energy use, water use, and the overall cost of living.