And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2017 is… Pi

At the very beginning, there were 22 startups. After three days of incredibly fierce competition, we now have a winner.

Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech leaders serving as judges for a chance to win $50,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup.

After hours of deliberations, TechCrunch editors pored over the judges’ notes and narrowed the list down to six finalists: Augmedics, colormass, Future Family, Matic, Onēva and Pi.

These startups made their way to the finale to demo in front of our final panel of judges, which included: Theresia Gouw (Aspect Ventures), Kirsten Green (Forerunner Ventures), Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures), Ann Miura-Ko (Floodgate), Matthew Panzarino (TechCrunch) and Krishna Yeshwant (GV).

Applications for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin are now open. Please apply if you’d like to participate.

And now, meet the Startup Battlefield winner of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017.

Winner: Pi

Pi is building a device that can charge multiple devices within about a foot in any direction. It’s not the full-room charging concept that other companies have spent years trying to tackle, but it provides a good bit more flexibility over a pad.

Read more about Pi in our separate post.

Runner-up: Oneva

Onēva enables employers to offer elder, infant and child care, as well as housecleaning and other in-home services, as employee benefits. All of Onēva’s providers are verified through FBI background checks, criminal background checks, reference checks and ID verification.

Read more about Onēva in our separate post.

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