A panel of judges chose the winner after two hours of speed-of-light pitches. Each company had five minutes to impress the judges, followed by a grilling from Jeff Herbst, vice president of business development at NVIDIA, and Mark Rein, vice president and co-founder of Epic Games.
“It’s great to be selected and recognized for the work we’ve been doing,” said Phillip Lunn, CEO and co-founder at Nurulize. “It’s a significant validation of the path we’re on and the technology we’re developing.”
To pick a winner, the judges – who also included Tipatat Chennavasin, of The Venture Reality Fund; and Greg Castle, of Anorak Ventures – looked for startups with unique technology, a ready market and experienced founders.