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Pitch competition showcased global startups with cutting-edge technology across 6 categories

(CALGARY, ALBERTA) June 5, 2020...This morning, Inventures announced the winners of the 3rd annual Inventures Startup Pitch Event, which took place June 3-4 as part of the Inventures Unbound virtual event.

The category winners of the 2020 Inventures Startup Pitch Event are:

Innovation of Work: Moodbit

Smart Cities, Vibrant Communities: Summit Nanotech

Data in the Digital World: SensorUp

Agriculture in the Technology Age: Hempact

The Future is AI: AutonomIQ

Healthier Living, Broader Thinking: Goldfinch Health

Each of the 6 winners will receive a $10,000 prize, two badges for next year's Inventures conference, and most importantly, high-profile exposure to Inventures attendees and potential investors who are looking for the latest in cutting-edge technology and innovation.

"In its 3rd year, our Pitch event continues to showcase the best technology from around the world, proving our dedication to highlighting today's most forward-thinking innovators," said Alberta Innovates CEO Laura Kilcrease. "We're thrilled to offer recognition to each of this year's winners as they continue their journey toward evoking change within our ever-evolving society."

This year's Inventures Startup Pitch Event featured innovative startups from around the globe presenting game-changing products and services to a panel of judges comprised of experienced investors in each pitch category. The competition drew a number of global companies, with countries represented including Uganda, the United States, Hong Kong, Canada, and Nigeria.

Check out the complete list of the 2020 Finalists and Alternates.

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