- Revenue potential
- Leadership team
- Brand/product traction
- Competitive landscape
Additionally, all companies must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.
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“Velan Studios is a new development studio made up of a diverse team of game industry veterans. We have created hundreds of games, selling millions of copies over the past 25 years. Our team is embarking on a new journey to create breakthrough experimental games that will stoke the imagination and entertain, and new kinds of experiences that push the frontier of gaming forward.”
2. Vara Safety
“Vara Safety is a tech startup focusing on firearm safety.
Their product, Reach, is an innovation in safe firearm storage that enables immediate access and security. Designed to be fast as holster and secure as a safe, Reach is a solution to make it easier for families to have both protection and safety.”
“A Sikorsky Innovations Award-Winning company that believes in the power of innovation and how it can keep humanity moving forward to further frontiers. Therefore, it continuously develops new technology that facilitates aircraft maintenance, improves aerospace safety, monitors wiring integrity, and increases fuel economy.”