Held at TechNode Singapore branch office, UCommune at Bugis Junction Towers, the 2019 Asia Hardware Battle Singapore pitch was a big success.
After several rounds of intense competition, one hardware startup emerged as the winner and will be representing Singapore at the grand final round of Asia Hardware Battle in Shanghai on October 30. This hardware startup has proven extraordinary through a series of stringent evaluation and step-by-step screening by several prominent judges:
- Mr. Alvin Ng Jin Ming, Manager at Sunbo Angel Partner
- Ms. Annie Luu, Head of Asia at Investible
- Mr. Harold Au, Investment Manager at Wavemaker
- Mr. Ong Jie Lun, Head of Ventures at Plug and Play APAC
Kinexcs is a wearable medical device and analytics platform for orthopedic monitoring, patient recovery and the management of the continuum of care. Their products are used by clinicians to monitor the progress of patients undergoing orthopedic surgeries and deliver quality care. Combined advanced sensor technology with intuitive software platforms, this device allows clinicians to track, coach and monitor the patient during the entire continuum of care (pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative). The platform eases patient-clinician interaction and provides comprehensive and actionable recovery information. This makes recovery faster by improving patient compliance, raises clinician productivity and reduces the cost for the care-providers. Besides, patients experience evidence-based recovery from the comfort of their home, which is fun and effective.
Other participating startups:
42Lab is an award-winning biotech education startup that aims at democratizing the learning of biotech in the classroom. It is supported by Entrepreneur First and SGInnovate in Singapore, and Cyberport in Hong Kong. 42Lab provides affordable and portable biotech equipment as a mini-laboratory and user-friendly teaching assistant app in the classroom. It aims to empower laymen to manipulate biotech ranging from kitchen science to molecular biology, synthetic biology (DNA Sequencing and Editing) and even soft-robot.
Glow Technologies is a wearables technology company where mixed reality meets a pair of glasses, with deep technology focus in machine-learning powered visual recognition, voice search, and navigation.
HaloLife is a customers-as-a-service company that acquires and retains customers for telcos, financial services, and digital partners with the most enticing value proposition: the world’s only free premium smartphone that generates a small income for its users. HaloLife designs and distributes the Halo in partnership with a telecom, financial and digital ecosystem that secures a profitable monetization within 12 months. The leadership team combines 60 years of experience across APAC, US, Europe, and Africa in software, hardware, telecommunications, financial services, and digital marketing.
Nasket is a smart display for services, connecting services for family use into the award-winning hardware to create new retail channels. Nasket, an ecosystem for groceries, food, repairs, maids, bill payments, smart home control, video call, telemedicine, ambulance, police, salon, massage, post, tickets, events, news, tours, and entertainments. As an international company, its mission is to be the world service management aggregator with all kinds of services integrated into the Nasket screen, building their own Nasket Ecosystem for quality-living and simplify tech for everybody.
Chemical separation is imperative for industries ranging from food, pharmaceutical, and petrochemical. Not only are these processes operating at a massive scale, but they also require immense amounts of energy-intensive distillation and evaporation separations. These processes are largely invisible, though they have become one of the world’s largest silent polluters, accounting for up to 15% of the planet’s entire energy consumption. SEPPURE creates sustainable nanofiltration solutions to separate chemical mixtures at a molecular level with minimal energy used, curbing the reliance on one of the most energy-intensive and polluting processes on the planet.
REVIVO Biosystems develops novel platforms and methods to help cosmetic and pharmaceutical research labs test the safety and efficacy of chemicals, ingredients, and formulations in a more reliable and efficient way, without using animal products. Their organ-on-chip products are based on novel microfluidic devices for integrating tissue explants or 3D-cell cultures with automated testing. They enable non-animal studies with higher clinical relevance throughout a 10 to 100 fold reduction in biomaterial consumption, and a 10 fold reduction in specialized manpower. Their customers are contracted research organizations, research laboratories, ingredient providers, and pharma and cosmetic manufacturers.
We would like to extend a big thanks to all participants, judges, and partner organizers. We couldn’t have had such a successful outcome without the help of ACE, Investible, Launchpad, NUS Enterprise, Plug and Play, SMU, Sunbo Angel Partners, TRIVE, UCommune, and Wavemaker Partners, for their great support. Kinexcs is getting ready to battle it out at the Asia Hardware Battle Grand Finale in Shanghai.