Winter 2020 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Finals

student presenting

Join us on Thursday, March 12th to watch 6 student teams pitch their research into important industry problems for a chance to win up to $30K in grant funding!

Two different pitch categories will be presented: Billion Dollar Problems and Open Problems. The funding provided will go toward R&D to develop a solution to the problem pitched.

The judges for the night are:
  • Michael Litt, Co-founder and CEO, Vidyard
    Michael is the co-founder and CEO of the video platform for business, Vidyard. While he's not bringing leading video-based technologies to market, he serves as a general partner of Garage Capital, a seed-stage fund focused on Super-Cluster companies looking to expand their networks into Silicon Valley.
  • Dr. Shirley Tang, Professor & Associate Dean, Science, Research
    Professor Xiaowu (Shirley) Tang joined the Department of Chemistry & Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) at the University of Waterloo (UW) in 2006. Currently, she is the Associate Dean of Science, Research, and a board member of the WIN. During 2014-2017, she served as the Director of Nanotechnology Engineering (NE) program, Canada’s only undergraduate NE program. Prior to joining UW, she received her Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and pursued postdoctoral work at Stanford University. She also had 3 years of industrial experience in Silicon Valley, California, and is a co-founder of LeNano Diagnostics, Inc, a company incorporated in 2016.

Event Location:

Engineering 7 (E7) Pitch Space, 2nd floor

Event Time:

6:50pm: Food arrives

7pm: Pitches begin

10pm: Event ends

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