n September 2nd, 2020, will be held the virtual SCALE Challenge Investor Forum.
Supported by the Walton Family Foundation, the SCALE Challenge is an open innovation contest to innovate the supply chain and logistics industry sector by launching 20+ high-tech startups advancing breakthrough inventions in advanced materials, artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous vehicles, drones, robotics, 3D printing, machine learning, augmented reality and virtual reality.
SCALE CHALLENGE ORGANIZERS
Walton Family Foundation – Sponsor of the SCALE Challenge
The Walton Family Foundation is, at its core, a family-led foundation. The children and grandchildren of our founders, Sam and Helen Walton, lead the foundation and create access to opportunity for people and communities. The Walton Family believes the best ideas can come from anywhere, so they stay open to new thinking from all over, partnering with those who are closest to the problem because they’re usually closest to the solution
The Center for Advancing Innovation – Organizer of the SCALE Challenge
The Center for Advancing Innovation is a 501C3 public-private partnership based in the Washington DC area that identifies federally-funded breakthrough inventions and maximizes their commercial potential. CAI has unprecedented access to more than 170,000 inventions given 80+ agreements across the federal labs, universities and hospitals. In addition, CAI has created a proven, prestigious award-winning challenge-accelerator model with significant, prominent recognitions by the White House (as part of Startup America), three prestigious awards from Health and Human Services and the Federal Laboratory Consortium as well as many notable endorsements from several other reputable media outlets such as the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Nature, Huffington Post, Wired, etc. The challenge has proven highly successful as it provides a robust, tailored training program and a super-charged, world-class mentor ecosystem to catalyze and hyper-accelerate the growth of “gazelle” high-impact companies. CAI’s prior challenges were the catalyst for 280+ startup companies and created over thousands of knowledge-based jobs. The challenges engaged 1,500 people, 120+ Universities and businesses and advanced 26 promising NIH inventions.