Spring 2021 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Finalists Announced

Monday, July 12, 2021

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 over $30,000 in funding.

Six teams were selected as finalists from over 40 applicants. Teams are competing for two awards of $7,500 in funding to support their ventures. Teams will also have the opportunity to double their funding following the event as they work with the Problem Lab to develop a solution to the problem identified. Below are the finalists and the problems they have identified:

Aqua-Cell Energy: Shortcomings in energy storage technology have caused solar energy production for commercial and industrial (C&I) electricity consumers to lag behind residential and utility scale solar energy production.

Miss Mechanic: The mechanical and electrical complexity of modern vehicles leads to gaps of knowledge creating disparities in information between car owners and automotive repair service providers. This is leading to overselling and overcharging on vehicle repairs. 

RightScript: Electronic prescribing systems, such as electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR), lack adequate sophistication to prevent prescription errors.

Authentik: Non-fungible token (NFT) companies do not have a highly reliable way of verifying the intellectual property in the NFTs they produce.

Maesos Technologies Inc.: Pests and diseases are decimating global field yields as the current methods to monitor these threats are insufficient.

Pipit: Grocery stores struggle to match consumer demand using sales data. 

Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Finals - Monday, July 26th - Register for the event

The Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Competition is made possible by $300,000 in funding from Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin, principals of Quantum Valley Investments® and founders of Blackberry. 

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