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Pepperdine Graziadio to Host Startup World Cup, Showcasing Ten Contestants

January 30, 2020  | 1 min read

Pepperdine Graziadio will be hosting the Startup World Cup’s regional final, where ten contestants will compete for the $1 million prize. The regional winner will be sent to San Francisco to compete in the global grand finale with over 40 contestants. The Startup World Cup provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to business leaders and venture capital investors who contribute over $254 billion globally into nascent companies. MyShoperoo, a finalist for the Startup World Cup regional finale, participated in Graziadio’s 2019 Most Fundable Companies competition and won sixth place. 

This year's Startup World Cup regional championship contestants include: 

  • Coral Drowning Detection Systems, the Los Angeles developer of the Coral Manta, an A.I. powered device that gives an alert when it detects a person drowning in a residential pool.
  • HomeZada, a platform to help homeowners manage information such as finances or home improvements, based out of El Dorado Hills.
  • vRotors, a Los Angeles-based platform allowing users to fly real drones around the world using a computer or VR headset from home.
  • MyShoperoo, an Orange County-based A.I. powered platform allowing users to have errands run for them while they are at work.
  • Miso Robotics, a Pasadena developer of a "robotic kitchen assistant" called Flippy, capable of working grills and fryers, switching tools, and more.
  • Gifts for Good, the Los Angeles-based startup that helps companies curate ethical and sustainable corporate gifts.
  • Limbix, who assists with mental health treatment using VR.
  • OPKIX, a Costa Mesa maker of small cameras that can be attached to hats, sunglasses, necklaces, and other kinds of apparel.
  • LexSet, a platform that generates data optimized for retail, augmented reality, warehouses, supply chains, and more.
  • Saya Life, a Los Angeles-based platform designed to help property owners conserve and monitor water usage.