Industrial Innovation Challenge (IIC) - Group 1
Wednesday, April 1
8:45 am - 9:45 am,
Breakout Session (Room 238)
Speakers: Ty Findley, Sheila Gulati, Andrew Camel, Melissa Cheong, Jon Bradford
In this session, audience members will hear from — and take part in judging — the first group of finalists in this year’s Industrial Innovation Challenge (IIC). Created to attract and evaluate the best new tech products and services for the full range of industrial applications, the IIC is a unique competition.
In advance of the conference, experts from leading venture capital firms will examine the business plans and products of up-and-coming tech providers. Operating company executives then examined the products for their real-world applicability, as well as an assessment of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. These include how the innovative tech products and services may reduce energy consumption or harmful emissions, or, for example, improve worker training and development or increase corporate transparency.
At the conference, finalists chosen by the judges will explain their offerings before a panel of judges and conference attendees, who will weigh on selecting three winners, as well as the grand prize-winning company, which will receive a $25,000 award.
Andrew Camel – Senior Associate, Brighton Park Capital
Carmichael Roberts – Founder & Managing Partner, Material Impact
Jon Bradford – Partner, Dynamo Ventures
Lior Susan – Founding Partner, Eclipse Ventures
Martin Wentzel – Managing Director/Operating Partner, American Industrial Acquisition Corporation (AIAC)
Pierre-Edouard Planche – Corporate Development, Dassault Systemes
Sandeep Bhadra – Partner, Vertex Ventures
Sheila Gulati – Managing Director, Tola Capital
Scot Duncan – Partner, MiddleGround Capital Partners
Ted Jackson – Senior Vice President of Operations – Paper, Novolex
Ty Findley – Managing Partner, Ironspring
To submit a company to the challenge please click here.
Read the Press Release for the IIC here.