News archive - March 2021

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Congratulations Winter 2021 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Winners

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This semester we saw a group of 12 amazing finalists deliver their deep understanding of important commercial problems affecting a variety of industries.

The teams had 5-minutes to distill and record their pitch detailing the problem they identified. Judges selected winners that were best able to demonstrate they had the most thorough analysis of the problem. With multiple teams emerging as the top picks from the judges, we are excited to annouce three winning teams that each left with $7,500 in R&D funding to finance the development of a solution to the problems they presented!

Congratulations to the winners and all the finalists in this semester’s Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch competition.

Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch winners

Billion Dollar Problem Stream

AI Ethics 

The problem:

Biases within Machine Learning (ML) Models and Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms have caused unfair discrimination to less represented or unrepresented populations.

Monica Tsang - Arts, Psychology

Open Problems Stream


The problem:

Safety plans, a proven suicide intervention strategy, lacks effectiveness in non-controlled settings.

Hanna Kyowski - MBET, Engineering

Monday, March 15, 2021

Winter 2021 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Finalists Announced

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To be a successful entrepreneur, it is essential that you find an important problem to solve, and thoroughly understand its scope, scale, and history. That’s why the Problem Lab hosts the Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Competition, where teams of students are tasked with the challenge of identifying important industry problems and conducting research, before pitching their findings for the chance to win a share of up to $30,000 in funding.

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