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This month, we are joined by the winners of the Audience and Investor Choice Awards from AngelCon 2023: Quantum Energy, DEMO Studios, and Ryde. Gain insights into the remarkable journeys of these innovative startups as they provide updates on their companies since their outstanding performance at the competition.

Investor Choice Winners: 

  • Ryde Technologies ($100k Investment): A peer-to-peer travel marketplace connecting student drivers with riders for long-distance travel.
  • DEMO Studio ($40k Investment): A platform where creators can sell collaboration rights to their content, earning money in the process.

Audience Choice Winner:

  • Quantum Energy, Inc ($1300 Prize): Creators of a comprehensive AI-driven software tool providing data for the cleantech industry.

Engage in stimulating discussions, sip on delicious coffee, and foster valuable connections with like-minded individuals in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur seeking inspiration, an investor scouting for promising opportunities, or simply someone who appreciates the power of entrepreneurship, join us for a great morning of learning, connection, and collaboration.


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