The IGNITE22 Challenge series represents a unique opportunity for the venture community to identify and invest in cutting edge early stage startups. Entrepreneurs compete with one another to pitch their bold ideas to a panel of expert judges and attendees who select winners based on their viability, raw potential, and forward-thinking vision. See the winning pitches of the three Challenges on the Summit Stage at IGNITE22.

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

CBio

Challenge Winner

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

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Scoot Science

People's Choice

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

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

Spira

Challenge Winner

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

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Agtools

People's Choice

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

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

Humaxa

Challenge Winner

Humaxa has developed the first employee retention chatbot that talks with employees, makes recommendations, and offers to initiate actions.

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Xchain

People's Choice

Xchain's AI barcode scanning technology eliminates tedious data entry, reduces errors, and converts shipping documents into actionable data.

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