Over a thousand people were tuned in to X-PITCH 2021, the X Games for Startups. TOP 150 semi-finalists — who are selected from 3,680 startups in 42 countries — were present at the Grand Finale on November 11 to pitch their business online (for international teams) and in a 60-second autonomous car ride at Hutoushan Innovation Hub, Taoyuan City, Taiwan (for local teams), followed by a three-minute online presentation to the judging panel and a global audience.
Eight startups emerged as winners at the Finals, and the TOP 3 teams will receive US$1 million investment in total. The list of the winners is as follows:
The remaining startups who also pitched at the Finals include Arcare Innova (Taiwan), InfinitiesSoft (Taiwan), KERB (Australia), RE (Taiwan), Riipay (Malaysia), WeavAir (Singapore), Wordcab (Vietnam).
Winners of the 15-second Number Pitch were also announced at the Grand Finale:
“With the number of participating countries and startups, X-PITCH has become one of the world’s largest startup competitions in its first year and is probably the most challenging one in the contest format. X-PITCH is also a platform for global startups, investors, corporates, and ecosystem builders to connect with each other. A lot of value-added activities and resources are provided to the participants,” said Kevin Yu, Founding Partner of Taiwan Accelerator (TA), the Organizer of X-PITCH 2021.
This event was held in collaboration with e27 as the Official Media Partner and Investor Matchmaking Platform of X-PITCH 2021.
“A continuation of our earlier partnership, e27 is honoured to be appointed as the platform to power all the investor relations for the participating startups. This will be achieved through the e27 Pro Membership’s Connect feature, which allows the startups to connect and interact with the VCs from X-PITCH global contest yesterday. Beyond that, e27 has a pool of verified 400 VCs available for the startups to browse and connect, to start building up their investor networks,” says Thaddeus Koh, co-founder of e27.
The startups will also get to try the new scheduling feature available in the platform to ensure smoother coordination of calls with potential investors.
e27 will continue to monitor the progress of the X-PITCH startups and work with X-PITCH to further assist startups in the process.