Vested is built for real-time problem solving. It was born out of the purpose to create a community of like-minded, kindle-hearted conscious techies that only have true power when connected to ignite the future. This is not just about looking for exposure, customers, or mentoring: this is about the world’s top conscious talents meeting for the first time, face to face, with smart capital.
Welcome to Vested Hackathon, where startups using frontier technology will gather at the TU Berlin Gouna Campus to craft humanity-driven solutions using drones, robotics, AI, VR, and AR, IoT, or Big Data. Apply to the Vested Hackathon for a chance to enter this maker marathon, or apply for the Shark Zone if you are ready to pitch your startup to the big sharks.
From a ring that can read anything for the blind, to a soccer ball that stores energy to light up off-the-grid villages, to 3D-printed bionic limbs, conscious techies have been silently transforming the human landscape. It’s time they got the spotlight. These are the types of businesses we were born to inspire, empower and put on the global map. And we won’t stop until they join the [K]3 or Billion Dollar Club.
The innovations that will solve the world’s impending conundrums are not going to come from Silicon Valley; they are going to come from the regions that have been hit the hardest: the emerging economies.
Call us high-maintenance, but we cut through the bullshit: we only accept top-notch startups, through a very rigorous application process. We seek the top 10% warriors that not only say they can but actually make it happen; startups that use the real power behind Big Data, AR, VR, AI, robotics and IoT to shape up new human realities.
Our speakers come from ancient towns surrounding the Sahara, from creative hubs in Ghana, and the steep hills and valleys of California; they have disrupted and transformed unfathomable industries, and have taken on mammoth challenges to defy the very notion of technology, from utilizing drones to take blood samples in Malawi, to combating the epidemic of sexual harassment through a mobile app.
They are reinventing the human skin, enhancing people’s superpowers with impossible foods, and inspiring generations with emotional AI. They come from the heart of world-changing organisations like Stanford’s Peace Innovation Lab, Philips, 500 Startups, Softex, Microsoft, and MIT Lab.
Our partners will access, harness, and leverage on the exposure and power of meaningful frontier technology. Why? Because they want to change the world. Because, beneath their mission statements and inside their busy offices, there’s the frustration that tech hasn’t yet changed a damn thing. It’s time we joined forces. It’s time we connect the 90% of the world to the power hidden within frontier tech.
Telling the stories of conscious techies is more than talking innovation. Vested Summit is not about finding the next Mark Zuckerberg; it’s about finding what the future entrepreneurial role models will be like.
The startup scene has long focused on first-world problems; it’s time we bring our focus back to those solving real-world problems. The world’s emerging countries have long been perceived as consumers; it’s time they are seen as innovators. It’s time to burst the Silicon Valley buble. Aren’t you excited to see what the future world leaders will look like?