Glimpse of the pitch day – SingularityU Portugal Global Impact Challenge

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By Ricardo Marvão (ReThink Beta-i)

What moonshot idea would you develop that would impact the lives of a billion people in the next 10 years by applying exponential technology to address a global grand challenge?
SkinSoul and Mov.e were the great winners during an afternoon where 8 moonshot ideas were presented, all of them capable of impacting the lives of people in Portugal, with an ability to scale and impact a billion people worldwide in 10 years.
More than 120 people gathered at Cascais to witness some of the most innovative solutions in the fields of Environment, Learning, Energy, Health, Food and Governance in Portugal.
Out of 77 applications, 8 projects where selected to pitch their ideas in the first edition of the SU Global Impact Challenge in Portugal, a competition that in the last 7 years counted with 119 editions around the world.
The quality of the ideas forced the jury to select not one but two winners! SkinSoul’s female founder promises to be a reliable solution to medical doctors in the early detection of skin cancer while team Mov.e will leverage the blockchain technology to bring transparency and efficiency into the future of electricity consumption.
SkinSoul and Mov.e will join the SU Ventures Incubator Program on April 2 at the SU headquarters located at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. During 10 weeks, the founders will be immersed in a powerful ecosystem for innovation and execution to turn their ideas into a minimum viable product and ultimately a sustainable startup capable of impacting the lives of a billion people in 10 years.
Beta-i, Nova School of Business and Economics, Cascais Municipality, the actors behind the scenes of the first SingularityU Portugal GIC are very proud of the end result and are committed to keep pushing innovation in Portugal in the long run and because of that, are already preparing the next step: The SingularityU Portugal
Summit Cascais, a 2-day exponential conferences with over 20 speakers that will cover how exponential technologies are impacting our world and our future, will take place on October 8 & 9 at the NovaSBE Campus in Carcavelos.