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5G Challenge



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Amy Wheelus

Chair of the Tech Titans board and VP of broadband and video at AT&T

“Tech Titans creates connections where people take new ideas and collide them with other people who have their ideas or challenges—an Innovation Collider. Especially in the current environment, we want those idea collisions to happen virtually, across the country. Our goal is to solve the next generation of connection problems with 5G--together.”

Where good ideas collide for good

Entrepreneurs designing 5G-enabled solutions now can get feedback, recognition and $5K from Tech Titans and enterprises companies on the cutting edge. In a new Grand Challenge, entrepreneurs submit an application which will be judged by representatives of major technology companies, such as AT&T, Cisco, Nokia, Axxess, Argent Associates and Ericsson. Finalists will be showcased for a live/virtual pitch in front of a larger audience of companies wanting to expand their reach into these markets.

The challenge is open to entrepreneurs nationwide. The winning solution(s) will demonstrate how 5G can enable risk-free interactions during this time of uncertainty and pandemics. The 5G-enabled solutions can benefit work, life, education or health. Entrepreneurs, start-ups and small technology companies should be pre-revenue to revenue less than $2 million. There is no cost to participate. Pitching companies can be located anywhere in the United States, and do not have to be Tech Titans members. Deadline for applications to be submitted is Aug. 24.

Four (4) winner(s) will receive:

  • A minimum cash award of $5K
  • An invitation to and recognition at the Tech Titans Awards Gala on Oct. 23
  • Enterprise-level mentoring that includes technology, resources and access to potential customers
  • Introductions to funding resources

The hope is that the entrepreneur/start-up will receive some form of:

  • Technology licensing
  • Funding
  • Customer/supplier relationships
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Other business relationships

The Tech Titans Innovation Collider offers myriad services that enable large companies to partner with entrepreneurs, university researchers and thought leaders to collide, connect, collaborate and create groundbreaking solutions that accelerate business value. These services include providing executive education, extending access to technology expertise and cultivating curated resources.

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