P&G Ventures Virtual Innovation Challenge at CES 2021

January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021

12:00 PM To 1:30 PM

Online Only



Event Description

P&G Ventures will publicly stream pitches from four entrepreneurs whose technologies are changing consumers’ lives and crown a winner.

P&G Ventures is proud to host its 3rd annual Innovation Challenge at CES, presented virtually and available to all via a public live stream. The challenge seeks out budding entrepreneurs driving the next generation of technologies that will change consumers’ lives, while helping fuel innovation amidst the global pandemic.

Four start-ups will deliver short pitches followed by Q&A with our stellar line up of judges:

  • Leigh Radford, Vice President and General Manager, P&G Ventures
  • Julie Setser, Vice President R&D, P&G Ventures
  • Courtney Reum, Co-Founder and Partner, M13
  • Kristina Rogers, Global Consumer Industries Leader, EY

The winner will receive $10,000 and a chance to partner with P&G Ventures.

The finalists are:

  • Fluo Labs, LLC, represented by Chief Strategy Officer Anne-Marie Kovacs (@amkovacs), transforms how people treat their seasonal allergies using a patented handheld device that uses light therapy to provide drug-free relief.
  • Glimpse Diagnostics, represented by CEO Dr. Courtney Hill, provides families with an accurate at-home ear infection diagnosis with artificial intelligence and treatment from the comforts of their home.
  • SAVRPak, represented by Chief Technology Officer Bill Birgen (@bill_birgen), offers a patented food packaging technology that keeps food fresh and reduces food waste by removing moisture from the air.
  • spotLESS Materials Inc., represented by Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Birgitt Boschitsch (@BirgittMB), is a collection of non-stick coatings designed to use less water and less aggressive cleaners to keep surfaces clean.

This virtual event is free and open to the public. RSVP to receive a link to the event stream.

P&G Ventures is an early stage start-up studio within P&G that creates new brands and businesses by partnering with entrepreneurs, visionaries, and start-ups. Learn more at https://pgventuresstudio.com.

For event questions, please contact pg@kitesrm.com.


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