Finalists of X Challenge 2020

We are excited to announce the 2020 X Challenge finalists and also our four-person pitch night judging panel.

What happens next?

The finalists will now be matched with an industry mentor to help them prepare for the final on 16 November when they will compete for over $50,000 of cash and prizes.

The four-person judging panel for the final pitch can also now be announced:

  • Michelle Dickinson
  • James Hurman
  • Brittany Teei
  • Derek Handley.

Finalists of the 2020 X Challenge

The Accelerator judges were impressed with the overall standard of entries. Judge Chris Sutton had this to say: “The entries have all been very impressive. What a great bunch of students! New Zealand’s future is in safe hands if this is the calibre of graduates.”

The Green Brewer

A waste-to-energy device that simplifies on-site organic waste management and reduces energy expenses.

Danilo Pérez and Freddy González - Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

Heartfelt

A virtual hug to assist with the anxiety of being alone.

Gayle Lee and Jessica Vea - Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

NeuroX

Revolutionizing the agriculture industry using AI and drones.

Leo Dong, Viliami Tuanaki, William Shin and James Zhang - Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Mindful Muslim

The world's first Islamic mindfulness app to improve emotional and mental well-being.

Mohd Akhtaar and Rahul Kumar - Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

Plumou

A free makeup app using advanced AR technology.

Ilham Akhlaqi - Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

SmartestBinS

Real-time construction industry waste assessment.

Gaurav Pathak, Asaad Mohammad and Rohit Gade - Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

Sound Balance Labs

Acoustic panels designed to optimize comfort by varying sound absorption in a space.

Megan Burfoot and Lachlan Wolfe - Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

Vehicle Mate

A mobile app which aims to eliminate the hassle of automotive admin whilst also helping to keep vehicles safe.
James Cherryman - Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

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