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EdCast Insight Series to host live Q&As with Extreme Tech Challenge top 25 Semifinalists
New Computer Technology: EdCast, the fast-growing social knowledge network, today announced it is partnering with Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), the first start-up competition in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Sir Richard Branson. Extreme Tech Challenge’s top 25 semi-finalists will be featured in live, interactive interviews starting Wednesday, Nov. 11 at www.Edcast.com/ExtremeTechChallenge. EdCasters will be able to ask questions and receive answers in real time.
“By partnering with EdCast (one of the top 10 tech sites), Extreme Tech Challenge is allowing audience members at home to ultimately factor into the judges’ decision-making process to choose the top 10 finalists. We are thrilled to bring the Live Insights Series to the next level through this partnership, where we’ll be offering a unique learning experience unlike anything CES has seen before,” says Karl Mehta, EdCast’s CEO and Founder.
More than 1,000 high quality startups around the world entered for a chance to present live on stage in Las Vegas at CES for a shot at pitching Sir Richard Branson. This year’s Top 25 list includes innovative companies from the United States, London, Spain, France, Ireland. They represent some of the biggest trends in technology and are taking innovative approaches to solving pain points across many industries from healthcare and finance to emergency services and robotics.“The Extreme Tech Challenge is looking to help killer teams with product / market fit to scale their companies with visibility, and resources from a great network,” explains Extreme Tech Co-founder Bill Tai.
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EdCast’s Live Insights Series launched in September and is the first interactive setting for global influencers to share their specialized insights to help better the world. The series’ mission is letting knowledge seekers and lifelong learners interact and gain bite-sized pieces of knowledge from a wide range of specialists to help understand and answer global issues. Participants who join the series can ask questions and connect with influencers in real time—for free.
- Top 10 announced Nov. 29, 2015 at 9:00am on NBC Bay Area’s Press: http://www.pressheretv.com/
- Top 10 present LIVE on stage at CES in Venetian Bellini Ballroom 2003, Jan. 8, 2016, 2p-4p PT. Open to all CES attendees.
- Top 3 pitch Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island Feb. 11, 2016 to see who will be crowned Extreme Tech Champion.
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Latest Gadgets and Technology: Top 25 On The List
- Admetsys: Smart artificial pancreas that stabilizes glucose levels. Boston, MA
- Ambercycle: Making microbes that break down waste plastic at scale. San Francisco, CA
- August Home: Creating smart home access products including keyless door entry. San Francisco, CA
- Bloom Technologies: Wearable with analytics for prenatal health. San Francisco, CA
- Captive Media: Interactive media/advertising platform for men with extremely unique engagement London, UK
- Genomic Expression: Genetic testing of tumors to provide targeted treatment of cancer. New York, NY
- Giroptic: 360°/VR camera where photos and videos aren’t limited to a single frame. Lillie, France
- Abra: Digital money transfer network for any smartphone using Blockchain for identity Mountain View Acres, CA
- HobbyDB: Database of every collectible ever made where users can buy and sell. Boulder, CO
- Hooch: Subscription-based cocktail service allowing users to get free drinks daily for a month. New York, NY
- Kickfurther: Crowdfunding inventory platform helping brands go-to-market sooner. Boulder, CO
- KonnectAgain: Creating a powerful alumni network platform for colleges and corporations to increase engagement. Ireland
- Mainframe: Say goodbye to email. Messaging that focuses on productivity and purpose. London, UK
- MainTool: Watch straps that make any standard watch smart. Madrid, Spain
- MassRoots: Largest & fastest growing social network for the cannabis community
- Megabots: Sports entertainment franchise featuring giant fighting robots San Francisco, CA
- RapidSOS: (Enhanced 911 service that connects mobile-app users with emergency dispatch centers Boston, MA
- Revolar: Wearable safety device that instantly summons help. Boulder, CO
- Sanovas: Micro-surgical devices enabling minimally invasive surgery San Rafael, CA
- ScoreStream: Crowdsourcing sports scores for high school & local sports. San Diego, CA
- Sixense: Wireless motion tracking system creating a full-body virtual reality experience Los Gatos, CA
- SmartPlate: Instantly analyzes what you eat. Philadelphia, PA
- Sphero: Consumer robots including Star Wars’ BB-8 app-enabled Droid. Boulder, CO
- Tripcipe: Tool brings all trip planning on to one platform. Palo Alto, CA
- Vantage Robotics: Making the safest flying drone with camera and smart tracking.
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