Amid COVID-19 Concerns, Army xTechSearch Prize Competition Moves Online
The Army xTechSearch team announced that due to concerns about COVID-19, the technology pitch for the xTechSearch 4 Semifinals will now be held via a live-streamed event open to the public.
The competition seeks out innovative, dual-use technologies emerging in the U.S. technology, entrepreneur and small business ecosystems.
The interactive, live-stream prize competition will focus on 20 companies participating in the xTechSearch 4 Semifinals and will allow the contestants to showcase their technologies and make a supporting business plan proposal to a panel of judges.
Up to 10 participants with the highest-ranked pitches will receive cash prizes of $120,000 and advance to the finals.
When the live event was canceled, the Army xTechSearch team saw it as an opportunity to engage in innovation themselves and open the event to the public.
The live-streamed competition will be available for viewing starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, at www.fedstreaming.com/xtechsearch.