The IGNITE22 Challenge series represents a unique opportunity for the venture community to identify and invest in cutting edge pre-seed stage startups. For the Challenge, startups compete with one another to pitch their bold ideas to a panel of expert judges and event attendees who select winners based on their viability, raw potential, and forward-thinking vision. The winners of the three challenges will present at IGNITE22 in November.

CHALLENGE #1: WHEN A FISH HITS YOUR EYE... THAT'S A MORAY

Challenge Winner

CBio manufactures novel tools to measure biological cell properties non-destructively.

People's Choice

Scoot Science uses ocean observing and modeling to deliver a complete assessment of local ocean conditions.

CHALLENGE #2: WHAT'S THE MATTER COLONEL SANDERS... CHICK'N?

Challenge Winner

Using filamentous cyanobacteria as a platform, Spira provides a better-tasting, more nutritious, cost-effective food source.

People's Choice

AGTools provides real time algorithm deep data services to farmers, buyers and everyone within the supply chain.

CHALLENGE #3: THESE AREN'T THE DROIDS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR

For the third IGNITE22 Challenge, we're looking for startups transforming industry. Pitch your solution connecting product, machines and people.