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Inside the Innovation Huddle | TechCrunch Disrupt 2022

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TechCrunch Disrupt focuses on breaking tech news and developments with big-name thought leaders making waves in the industry. At the heart of Disrupt lies the Startup Battlefield 200 - two hundred hand-picked, early-stage companies showcasing their latest developments and innovations.

Check out this Innovation Huddle, focused on spotlighting a short list of Ventures to Watch from this year's Battlefield. 

  • Minerva Lithium is a university 🏒 spinout company based on licensed technology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in Greensboro, NC. Their first product is a clean ⚑️ energy technology that utilizes a proprietary Nano Mosaic membrane 🚿 filter system for critical materials extraction from non-traditional water πŸ’§ resources.
  • Intropic Materials is unlocking πŸ”“ a new bio-active products market 🧬 with its enzyme-stabilizing technology. By embedding degrading enzymes directly inside plastics, Intropic imparts a favorable end-of-life at the beginning. Once activated, the enzymes πŸ§ͺ trigger the plastic to rapidly and completely self-degrade into biodegradable or chemically πŸƒ recyclable small molecules.
  • Carbon Upcycling Technologies uses the waste πŸ—‘ of today to build a better tomorrow by converting CO2 πŸ’¨ gas into solid products. They sell advanced solid 🎽 products derived from greenhouse πŸƒ emissions and cheaply available solids.
  • Impossible Metals is accelerating clean ☘️ energy by harvesting critical battery πŸ”‹ metals from the seabed while protecting πŸ›‘οΈ the environment. They are building underwater 🚒 robotic vehicles 🏍 for harvesting, and have invented a new form of mineral processing that uses bacteria 🧫 metal respiration.
  • Gan helps organizations enhance the video πŸŽ₯ creation process and reach out to their audience effectively by making πŸ’» personalized landing pages for customers and delivering customized videos via preferred ☎️ communication platforms.
  • Pancake πŸ₯ž is a fun and painless virtual experience that brings accessible, affordable, and sustainable πŸƒ design for all. It designs or re-designs βœ’οΈ spaces in real-time, improving people’s lives through professionally designed πŸ›‹οΈ spaces, promoting happiness, wellness, mental πŸ’†πŸ» well-being, and β€œfeel-good” moments that match πŸ’° a budget.
  • Zeeon is when Zoom πŸ’» meets Sims. In Zeeon, you can socialize with other attendees through a human-like πŸ‘§ avatar, that can walk, sit, talk with voice, send πŸ“² text messages, and do most of the stuff you would normally do at offline events.
  • Zette’s mission is to bring down the 🚧 barriers to real news by increasing πŸ”‘ access to journalism for all while empowering publishers πŸ“ƒ and creators to continue producing high-quality work.
  • Woosh is a manufacturer of innovative air πŸ’¨ filtration products, focused in improving the world's 🌍 indoor air πŸƒ quality.

 

 

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