iQ3Connect wins the LG NOVA Mission for the Future global challenge

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iQ3Connect is excited to be among the ten winners of the LG NOVA Mission for the Future global challenge and, more specifically, one of the two winners in the Metaverse category.

Mission for the Future is a competition by LG NOVA to identify new technologies, concepts and business ideas that will push the envelope of a technologically advanced lifestyle for the good of people, communities and the planet. As the Metaverse will bring greater capabilities that will change how we engage across the digital space in the future, LG is looking to broaden its role and explore new services and applications for enterprises that leverage the capabilities of the Metaverse. 

The finalists were selected from an initial pool of approximately 1,300 applicants. We secured the top spot after working closely with the LG NOVA and LG Electronics teams over a nine-month period to enhance and validate our business plans and technology. iQ3Connect’s win in this global challenge is a testament to our mission to leverage XR and web-based technologies to help Enterprises thrive in an era of hybrid work environments, and our technology enables enterprises to deploy immersive (XR) training and real-time collaboration solutions. We look forward to a continued partnership with LG NOVA, which will enable us to pursue multiple paths to deliver new services and solutions that will help todays enterprises move forward faster into the future.

“These incredible companies hold the potential of changing the world, and LG looks forward to collaborating with them to leverage innovation to impact society in meaningful ways,”. –  said Sokwoo Rhee – Corporate SVP for Innovation – LG Electronics

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iQ3Connect selected as “First 50” Startups for LGNova Mission for the Future

We are happy to announce iQ3Connect is selected in the first official “First 50” group of startups by LGNova. The LGNova Startup cohort represents innovations in industries that will have the most immediate impact on society now and in the future. Equipped with access to LG global network’s expertise, mentorship, and capital, the startups will collaborate with LG NOVA’s incubation team.

“These companies represent the top of the diverse pool of innovative ideas and companies who applied to our Mission for the Future challenge to address the challenges facing our community. In these companies, we see great potential opportunities to explore transformative changes that will take our commitment of innovating for a better life to the next phase,” said LG NOVA Head Dr. Sokwoo Rhee, senior vice president for innovation at LG Electronics.

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iQ3Connect wins LG NOVA Proto Startup Challenge

iQ3Connect is excited to announce a metaverse project with the LG NOVA team. It’s an excellent opportunity for both organizations to work and explore new possibilities in XR training to promote the use of virtual reality.

The eight winners and four runner-up companies of the LG NOVA Proto Challenge were selected based on their proposed solution for a better life in the areas of connected health, energizing mobility, smart lifestyles, the metaverse, and innovation for impact. These winners and runners-up have been invited to join the “First 50” businesses selected in the global challenge program – creating the first cohort of companies that LG NOVA will work with to build for the future.

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iQ3Connect is a finalist in the 2022 SXSW Pitch Startup Event

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SXSW announced the 14th annual SXSW Pitch Finalists representing the most cutting-edge technologies from across the globe at SXSW 2022. iQ3Connect secured a position as a finalist in the Extended Reality & Immersive Technology category. 

iQ3Conenct Inc. CEO, Ali Merchant said, “We are excited to be selected as a finalist in the SXSW Pitch Event. iQ3Connect with its no-code XR software platform is empowering anyone to create, deliver, and engage with immersive content using only a web browser. This will motivate us to move forward with our mission”

SXSW Pitch Event Producer Chris Valentine Said “Since its beginning, SXSW Pitch has significantly helped shape the early-stage venture ecosystem and connected promising companies with the resources they need to thrive. This year’s competition will proudly feature the highest tier of presenting companies in event history, and we are looking forward to seeing how these startups continue to make industry change moving forward.”

The 2022 Pitch event will feature 25 companies on Saturday, March 12, and 20 companies on Sunday, March 13 at the Hilton Austin Downtown. A winner from each category as well as the Best In Show award will be announced during the SXSW Pitch Award Ceremony on Sunday, March 13

Read the full SXSW finalist announcement.

iQ3Connect wins MassChallenge Boston Startup Award

iQ3Connect MassChallenge

iQ3Connect won the prestigious platinum award among 229 startups in MassChallenge early-stage startup competition.

MassChallenge, a global network for innovators, welcomed 229 startups into the 2021 cohort from hundreds of global startup applicants. The startups went through rigorous mentoring and multiple competitive rounds of judging resulting in 36 startups in this cohort. iQ3Connect was honored to be selected in this top tier of startups based on its merits covering transformation business impact, strong social benefit, technology, team and other key elements of a startup. The winners were awarded equity-free cash prizes. “The 229 startups from this year’s cohort demonstrate just how much opportunity exists beyond the closed process of venture when we widen the lens. Congratulations to the winners,” said Siobhan Dullea, CEO of MassChallenge.

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