IEEE Entrepreneurship at Tech Crunch Disrupt 2018

IEEE Judges with IEEE N3XT Stars Cyfive at Tech Crunch Disrupt 2018

IEEE Entrepreneurship at Tech Crunch Disrupt 2018

Photo: IEEE Judges with members of the IEEE N3XT® Star company, Cyfive, at Tech Crunch Disrupt 2018

By Thomas Monaco

Earlier this month, members of the IEEE Entrepreneurship staff and community attended TechCrunch Disrupt, in San Francisco, California.  

Disrupt is a 3-day conference focused on breaking technology news and developments with big-name thought leaders who are making waves in the industry.  At the heart of Disrupt lies Startup Alley, the startup exhibition hall, where hundreds of early-stage startups showcase their latest developments.

Our Judges Veronica Osinski, Carlee Price, and Ryan Rogowski, spoke with 10 tech startups on the show floor for a chance to become an IEEE N3XT® Star.  

The IEEE N3XT® Star Program recognizes the best hard tech startups globally.  Early-stage companies are selected by a distinguished panel of entrepreneurs and investors from the IEEE community, in acknowledgment of their progress and potential in bringing engineering-driven innovations to market in emerging areas of technology.

Cyfive Logo

Our judges awarded the title of IEEE N3XT® Star to Cyfive.  Using biometric temporary tattoos, Cy5 monitors vital biometrics related to health well being which enables the end user to make informed decisions with the data.



Cedar Robotics Logo

In addition, our judging team recognized Cedar Robotics, a startup that aims to improve customer experience and operating efficiency restaurants through the use of its kitchen to customer delivery bot and software system. They have been awarded the title of the first IEEE N3XT® Rising Star.


IEEE judges speaking with the founders of Cedar Robotics.











Photo: IEEE judges speaking with the founders of Cedar Robotics.

IEEE looks forward to attending TechCrunch Disrupt next year in 2019.  Congratulations to our IEEE N3XT® Stars!