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SLINGSHOT 2020 is an exciting deep tech startup competition organized by Enterprise Singapore. This year, SLINGSHOT 2020 is calling for entries for 5 challenge sectors:

1) Digital Solutions, Consumer Products & Services

2) Healthtech, Biotech & Medtech

3) Manufacturing, Logistics & Transportation

4) FoodTech & Agritech

5) Urban Solutions, Sustainability & Energy

GRAND WINNER

NextBillion AI believes centralized mapping technology is a thing of the past. One map doesn't fit all. Every customer, use case, geography is different, and at Nextbillion AI we build custom mapping APIs for enterprises in a way that’s never been done before. Decentralized, modular, custom map stack for hyperlocal business. We provide enterprises with location tools and APIs that help them adopt an AI-first approach while solving all their map-related business issues. We power complex mapping applications within last-mile delivery, telematics, food delivery, ride-hail. Our solution is customizable to be hyper-local and pinpoint accurate for difficult to solve enterprise use cases.


HEALTHTECH, BIOTECH & MEDTECH - WINNER

Elidah is the manufacturer of ELITONE which tones weakened pelvic floor muscles. It is the first transcutaneous pelvic floor muscle stimulation available and is FDA-cleared to treat stress urinary incontinence. Essentially ELITONE performs those hard-to-do Kegel exercises more effectively than the patient can do alone, training the correct muscles comfortably. In addition, the thin and tiny device is discreet, comfortable, and worn under clothing for 20 minutes, making treatment EASY. Women can continue everyday tasks during treatment at home, leading to increased compliance. She receives Kegel contractions without doing the work. ELITONE® is clinically proven to reduce incontinence.


HEALTHTECH, BIOTECH & MEDTECH - WINNER

GyroGear was founded in 2016 by Dr Faii Ong who trained under Prof Jeffrey Karp (Harvard-MIT) and Prof Elof Eriksson (Chief, Plastic Surgery, Harvard Medical School). As a student, he cared for a 103-year-old patient who was unable to feed herself because of her hand tremor. Dr Ong realized the gap in the treatment of debilitating Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremors and built a team to develop a wearable to give the 200M sufferers globally (double by 2030) a chance to live a normal life again. GyroGear was awarded funding from EU Horizon 2020 and Innovate UK, to develop an efficacious product that has been clinically tested, and featured on BBC, Reuters and other global publications. We are the only medical device company to utilise satellite-grade gyroscopes in the world.


FOODTECH & AGRITECH - WINNER

eggXYt is advancing a sustainable future for the livestock industry using cutting-edge science. Our genetic and sensor solutions improve animal welfare, advance animal and human health, increase economic efficiency, and reduce the livestock industry’s environmental footprint. eggXYt’s primary solution is a CRISPR based technology, allowing for non-invasive, pre-incubation sex detection in chicken eggs - saving 4 billion male chicks from being unnecessarily hatched and disposed of each year, saving the industry billions of dollars and adding 4 billion eggs to global supply. Our product pipeline includes virus resistant poultry and electro-optic detection of inviable eggs. We are launching our upcoming fundraising round shortly, the proceeds of which will support our sexing technology and product pipeline. If you want to help us solve the chicken and the egg problem, talk to us.


FOODTECH & AGRITECH - WINNER

ProAgni is a revenue producing Australian Ag/Bioscience company that is committed to developing products that decrease the environmental footprint of food production without increasing the cost of that production. We set out to solve the biggest sustainability issues facing the meat industry; antibiotic use & greenhouse gas emissions. ProAgni solutions address these, while maintaining production efficiency. Along the way, we have reduced induction times without the use of antibiotics. ProAgni exists to produce abundant, affordable food with a lower and more sustainable environmental footprint while at the same time increasing the returns for producers. We put the right bugs in the right place at the right time and…If you don’t need to use antibiotics why would you?


MANUFACTURING, LOGISTICS & TRANSPORTATION - WINNER

Compact cameras, from smartphones to manufacturing vision to time of flight sensors and more, are still reliant on 16th century Galilean optics to zoom in and take sharp photos. Scope Photonics is building electrically tunable liquid crystal lenses capable of lossless zoom without physical movement, ushering in a paradigm shift in optics. Scope’s unique optical system is composed of many tunable lenses, allowing for the entire camera to adjust for the user’s needs. The company has raised non-dilutive funding, secured strategic LOIs for early beachhead markets, and begun patenting as its expert team finalizes the zooming MVP. It’s supported by world-renown optics experts and successful deep-tech entrepreneurs, along with the high quality fabrication facilities and business mentorship from Canada’s University of Waterloo.


URBAN SOLUTIONS, SUSTAINABILITY & ENERGY - WINNER

For property and security managers who want complete control of their facilities and Lauretta.io uses existing CCTV cameras to map occupants behaviors, end-to-end customer journeys and intent to allow reaction in real-time. A TechStars portfolio company and winner of the MIT CoVID challenge. Our military grade AI exceeds publicly available state-of-the-art algorithms by over 50% and is constantly monitoring millions of square feet of physical space in 4 countries using our non-biometric privacy first solution. If you’re interested, we can get a trial running in your facility in less than a week and for less than $100 a month.


URBAN SOLUTIONS, SUSTAINABILITY & ENERGY - WINNER

TransferFi is creating the world’s first long-range, safe and efficient Wireless Power Network (WPN). It provides seamless power and high-quality data integration without the need for cabling infrastructure and the costly maintenance of batteries, enabling scale for true autonomy. The vision of TransferFi is to provide access to wireless power to anyone, anywhere at any time.


DIGITAL SOLUTIONS, CONSUMER PRODUCTS & SERVICES - WINNER

Crayon Data is a Singapore based big data and AI start-up. Identified by Gartner as one of the top 40 digital personalization providers. Crayon enables top tier clients across industries like banking, e-commerce and travel & hospitality to have personalized conversations with each of their customers, across various communication channels. Crayon has been recognized as one of the most innovative big data and AI startups by global platforms such as Gartner, TIEcon, CEBIT, IBM Watson and OrangeFab.


DIGITAL SOLUTIONS, CONSUMER PRODUCTS & SERVICES - WINNER

Keyless is a deeptech cybersecurity company founded by renowned security experts, experienced technologists and business leaders, bringing more than 10 years of research to life. Keyless is pioneering the world's first privacy-preserving biometric authentication and personal identity management platform, combining multi-modal biometrics with advanced cryptography, that leverages a distributed cloud architecture. Keyless zero-knowledge biometrics solution eliminates the need to store and manage sensitive information, enabling businesses to adopt passwordless authentication, protect their remote workforce and enable strong customer authentication with just one look.

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