Multiple startups have participated in a Walton Family Foundation-funded competition and forum aimed at transforming the supply chain industry.
The startups were SCALE Challenge participants that pitched their companies during a virtual investor forum on Sept. 2. To date, the companies have raised approximately $9.5 million in funding.
“CAI appreciates the support from the Walton Family Foundation and the Northwest Arkansas entrepreneurial community for making the SCALE Challenge Investor Forum a success. SCALE Challenge winners are poised to create jobs and impact global supply chains using artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, nanotechnology, smart materials, and more,” CAI founder and CEO Rosemarie Truman said in a statement.
The participating startups include Aira, Agromovil, Family Proud, Flype, Greenhill Antiballistics, Queen of Raw, Roog, Simmy, Swae, and Vertecore. Other SCALE Challenge participants include 5 Star Shave Club, Agri10x, AmorSui, Arteriel, Boma Global, Coldhrbour Tiles, Demeter, Eazel, femPAQ, Layer Technologies, Manufacturefy, Nutjobs, Pyro-E, RoadSpoke, and TradeFloe.