Greetings challenge heroes,

We are pleased to share with you the 6 finalists who will be advancing to the pitch round of Phase 1. Here they are just below:

  • Ethos- Authentication Standards for NIOSH Registry by Team Aegle - Provenio
  • Fake Mask Awareness by Robert Schlecht
  • N95 FFR Validation App and Website by Team Essayon Engineering
  • N95 Check by Team Crointel
  • Digital Title by Team Digital Title
  • Verisku by Leigh Brand's Team

We will be reaching out to these Finalists soon with the information they need to prepare for the next round. For now, an important reminder: The challenge pitch sessions will be held from 12pm to 4pm on Thursday February 16th. So Finalists, please make space in your calendars for this stretch, you will only need to attend for about 20-30 minutes to present your pitch and you will be sent a scheduling form to choose your specific session time, but we have not yet established the order of presentations.

To all of the other challenge participants, know that this was a difficult decision for our judging team, hence why it took so long! We would like to thank all of you for your contributions to this poignant and difficult problem. Please know that the team thoroughly reviewed every entry and that we will be synthesizing all of the wisdom gained from this challenge, even if your entry was not chosen as a finalist.

Keep an eye out for more information around the Phase 1 Winners Announcement!