X-PITCH, known as the X Games for Startups, concluded its 2023 edition on Nov 9, spotlighting ten finalists chosen from over 3,000 startups worldwide. The Finals, held at the National Gallery Singapore, saw a packed audience eagerly witnessing the convergence of cutting-edge ideas and entrepreneurial brilliance.

Four deeptech startups emerged as award winners, set to receive a total investment of $1 million.

The esteemed panel of judges, comprising industry experts and venture capitalists, selected the following winners:

Deeptech Startup of the Year: REVIVO BioSystems
Best Advanced Manufacturing Startup: Augmentus
Best Healthcare Startup: REVIVO BioSystems
Best Sustainability Startup: Simple Planet
Best Digital Economy Startup: Kodifly
Number Pitch – Champion: Qmed Asia
Number Pitch – People's Choice: SoBanHang

The competition featured unconventional semi-finals conducted on Singapore River bumboats – a groundbreaking first for the global startup arena.

K. Yu, Organizing Committee Chair of X-PITCH 2023 and Founding Partner of XCEL NEXT, expressed his enthusiasm for the event’s continual evolution, stating, “X-PITCH, we redefine startup competition every year, transforming it into the X Games of innovation. From skyscraper’s elevator to self- driving car and MRT in previous editions, we’ve always pushed the boundaries. This year, we took it to the water! X-PITCH is not just an event, but a journey into the extraordinary.”

X-PITCH 2023 extends its heartfelt gratitude to the supporting organizations A*StartCentral, Enterprise Singapore, and IMDA. The success of the event was made possible by the collaboration with the co-host e27 and co-organizers Block71 Singapore, BSSC, Cool Japan Fund, DOST-PCIEERD, HKSTP, HUB.ID, KOVA, MDEC, TA, TINVA, TusStar, and VITTBI.

Special recognition is also given to sponsors AIOX Apex Angel Fund, Foxconn Technology, Media OutReach Newswire, Quan Ding Consulting, and Yulon Motor.

This year’s X-PITCH once again exemplifies its commitment to fostering innovation and providing a platform for outstanding startups to shine on a global stage. Congratulations to all the winners for their exceptional contributions to the world of deeptech.