And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2021 is… Cellino

We started this competition with 20 impressive startups. After three days of fierce pitching in the virtual yet incredibly competitive Startup Battlefield arena, we have a winner.

The startups taking part in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. Like last year, we reproduced the nail-biting excitement of our physical races on a virtual stage. All the companies presented a live demo in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech leaders serving as judges for a endangerment to win $100,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup.

After hours of deliberations, TechCrunch editors pored over the judges’ notes and narrowed the list lanugo to five finalists: Adventr, Cellino, Koa, Nth Cycle and Tatum.

These startups made their way to the finale to demo in front of our final panel of judges, which included: Kirsten Green (Forerunner Ventures), Jim Lanzone (current CEO of Tinder, future CEO of Yahoo), Luciana Lixandru (Sequoia), Sarah Tavel (Benchmark), Alexa von Tobel (Inspired Capital) and Matthew Panzarino (TechCrunch).

We’re now ready to signify that the winner of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 2021 is …

Winner: Cellino

Cellino, a visitor developing a platform to automate stem lamina production, combines AI technology, machine learning, hardware, software — and yes, lasers! — to democratize wangle to lamina therapies. It aims to bring lanugo financing associated with the manufacturing of human cells while moreover increasing yields.

Read our post well-nigh Cellino here.

Runner-Up: Nth Cycle

Nth Cycle has ripened an electro-extraction system that stands at less than 1,000 square feet and can process 5 tons of material per day — a key differentiator from big, traditional recyclers that use hydro- and pyrometallurgical techniques that require increasingly wanted and generate a greater footprint. The system can winnow “black mass,” a powdery waste substance that’s generated from the shower recycling process, and turn that waste into valuable minerals like nickel, cobalt and manganese.

Read our post well-nigh Nth trundling in our here.


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