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 💧 resources.
Intropic Materials is unlocking 🔓 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 🧪 trigger the plastic to rapidly and completely self-degrade into biodegradable or chemically 🍃 recyclable small molecules.
Carbon Upcycling Technologies uses the waste 🗑 of today to build a better tomorrow by converting CO2 💨 gas into solid products. They sell advanced solid 🎽 products derived from greenhouse 🍃 emissions and cheaply available solids.
Impossible Metals is accelerating clean ☘️ energy by harvesting critical battery 🔋 metals from the seabed while protecting 🛡️ 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 🎥 creation process and reach out to their audience effectively by making 💻 personalized landing pages for customers and delivering customized videos via preferred ☎️ communication platforms.
Pancake 🥞 is a fun and painless virtual experience that brings accessible, affordable, and sustainable 🍃 design for all. It designs or re-designs ✒️ spaces in real-time, improving people’s lives through professionally designed 🛋️ spaces, promoting happiness, wellness, mental 💆🏻 well-being, and “feel-good” moments that match 💰 a budget.
Zeeon is when Zoom 💻 meets Sims. In Zeeon, you can socialize with other attendees through a human-like 👧 avatar, that can walk, sit, talk with voice, send 📲 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 🔑 access to journalism for all while empowering publishers 📃 and creators to continue producing high-quality work.
Woosh is a manufacturer of innovative air filtration products, focused in improving the world's indoor air quality.
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