Sixteen San Diego startups with innovations ranging from first responder drones to an automated pet-training system competed for the investment brass ring Thursday night at EvoNexus‘ Demo Day.
Sonic VR, which is introducing radical new headphone technology, was voted the best, and its team left immediately for dinner at the Estancia La Jolla with a group of 20 potential investors.
The company wants to “change the way the world experiences audio,” said CEO Jason Riggs. “We have the breakthrough technology to capture this market.”
The third and largest Demo Day to date drew a crowd of 350 to the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego.
Each startup was introduced and given five minutes to make its pitch. The audience then voted via an online site.
Typical of the pitches was Obrary, a startup developing software for custom manufacturing. “We’re solving a problem that most people don’t know even exists,” said Scott Austin, CEO and co-founder of the company.