The Extreme Tech Challenge announced finalists to its global startup competition. Squishy Robotics, a spinoff from the BEST Lab at UC Berkeley, is one of the finalists! More at Business Wire press release (June 4, 2021).
There were over 3,700 applicants from 92 countries building tech startups addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Eighty startups from 24 nations were selected as finalists and invited to participate in a virtual XTC Bootcamp with the opportunity to qualify for the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) Global Finals 202,1 presented by TechCrunch on July 22, 2021.
XTC participants are competing across seven category areas including Agtech, Food & Water; Cleantech and Energy; Education; Enabling Technologies; Fintech; Healthcare; and Transportation and Smart Cities. Squishy Robotics is in the Transportation and Smart Cities category (to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation). This year, XTC startups will also compete for one of three special awards: the Covid-19 Innovation Award, Female Founders Award and Ethical AI Award.
Please vote for Squishy Robotics in the People’s Choice in the Extreme Tech Challenge, a global competition to address the greatest crises facing humanity and our planet. According to the press release, the winner of the People’s Choice Award will win a coveted spot and join the category winners and the special awards winner to pitch at the XTC 2021 Global Finals presented by TechCrunch, competing for the crown of XTC 2021 Global Winner. Squishy Robotics is building a resilient air-ground infrastructure to promote safe, sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. Ethical AI is used in our data analytics to optimize safety and sensor placement for first responders, industrial internet of things and smart cities. Squishy Robotics, Inc. is a female-founder and owned business with a strong track record of inclusion and diversity.