The X Games for Startups, X-PITCH 2023, concluded with ten finalists showcasing groundbreaking ideas. Four deeptech startups emerged as winners, securing a total investment of US$1 million. The event featured unconventional semi-finals on Singapore River bumboats, pushing the boundaries of startup competitions. Gratitude is extended to supporting organizations and sponsors, reaffirming X-PITCH’s commitment to fostering innovation on a global stage.
14 November 2023 – The much-anticipated X-PITCH, hailed as the X Games for Startups, concluded its 2023 edition on November 9, creating waves in the global startup ecosystem. Ten finalists, carefully selected from a pool of over 3,000 startups worldwide, took center stage at the National Gallery Singapore, captivating a packed audience with cutting-edge ideas and entrepreneurial brilliance.
Deeptech Dominance: Million-Dollar Investments Unveiled
The Finals witnessed the triumph of four deeptech startups, each set to receive a substantial investment totaling US$1 million. The award categories and respective winners include:
- Deeptech Startup of the Year: REVIVO BioSystems
- Best Advanced Manufacturing Startup: Augmentus
- Best Healthcare Startup: REVIVO BioSystems
- Best Sustainability Startup: Simple Planet
- Best Digital Economy Startup: Kodifly
- Number Pitch – Champion: Qmed Asia
- Number Pitch – People’s Choice: SoBanHang
This stellar lineup showcases the diverse innovations that captured the attention of judges and the global audience.
Unconventional Semi-Finals: Innovation on the Singapore River
A defining feature of this year’s competition was the unconventional semi-finals held on Singapore River bumboats—a groundbreaking first in the global startup arena. K. Yu, Organizing Committee Chair of X-PITCH 2023 and Founding Partner of XCEL NEXT, expressed enthusiasm for the event’s evolution, emphasizing, “X-PITCH is not just an event, but a journey into the extraordinary.”
Gratitude and Collaboration
X-PITCH 2023 extends heartfelt gratitude to supporting organizations A*StartCentral, Enterprise Singapore, and IMDA. The success of the event was made possible through collaboration with co-host e27 and co-organizers Block71 Singapore, BSSC, Cool Japan Fund, DOST-PCIEERD, HKSTP, HUB.ID, KOVA, MDEC, TA, TINVA, TusStar, and VITTBI. Special recognition is also given to sponsors AIOX Apex Angel Fund, Foxconn Technology, Media OutReach Newswire, Quan Ding Consulting, and Yulon Motor.
Commitment to Innovation and Global Platform
X-PITCH 2023, once again, showcased its commitment to fostering innovation and providing a global platform for outstanding startups. Congratulations to all the winners for their exceptional contributions to the world of deeptech. As K. Yu aptly stated, “At X-PITCH, we redefine startup competition every year, transforming it into the X Games of innovation.”