MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Singularity University (SU) today announced that technology startup EatLimmo was named Grand Champion in the XCS Challenge at the Exponential Finance conference last week in NYC.
Will Weisman, Executive Director of Conferences at Singularity University announced, "The inaugural XCS Challenge offered the world's most promising early-stage innovators a platform to help launch tomorrow's transformative companies. We're excited to announce that EatLimmo is our Grand Champion."
Mexico-based EatLimmo (http://www.eatlimmo.com/), was voted Grand Champion by the conference audience. EatLimmo beat two other companies, CaptureProof (https://captureproof.com/) and Student Loan Benefits http://goslb.com/) during the final round on Wednesday, June 3, at the two-day, sold-out event.
EatLimmo has developed a process that uses the most nutritious parts of fruits—peels and seeds-which are typically discarded. It transforms them into highly nutritional, functional, and inexpensive ingredients for the food- processing industry.
Over 30 companies competed in three categories: Finance, Health & Medicine, and Breakthroughs. Fifteen advanced to the category finals, with three category winners making it to the final round. See a complete list of Challengers: xfin.co/xcschallenge
The panel of judges included Chance Barnett, CEO of Crowdfunder; Thomas Jankovich, Deloitte's Innovation Leader for the US Financial Services Practice; Vas Kodali, EVP & Head of Advanced Technology & Partnerships at Wells Fargo; Bart-Jan Schnekels, Head of IT Strategy at Credit Suisse, and Charles Schwarz, Managing Director, Group Design & Digital Office at Barclays.
Exponential Finance is an annual conference that brings together top decision-makers, thought-leaders, and next-generation entrepreneurs to leverage the exponential technologies that are transforming business and finance. Speakers included Dr. Peter Diamandis of the X Prize Foundation, Ray Kurzweil, Google's Director of Engineering, Bob Pisani, CNBC's "On-Air Stocks" Editor, Blythe Masters, CEO Digital Asset Holdings, and Marc Goodman, founder of the Future Crimes Institute.
About Singularity University
Singularity University's (SU) mission is to educate, inspire and empower a generation of leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity's grand challenges. Since 2009, SU has hosted innovators, entrepreneurs, government and industry leaders from more than 85 countries at Graduate and Executive Programs, Global Summits and other conferences. In 2013, Singularity University launched SU Labs and more recently a Corporate Innovation Exchange. To learn more, visit www.singularityu.org.
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