50 To Watch Expert Panel

The 50 To Watch Expert Panel is made up of 20+ early-stage innovation experts from five continents. Diverse in geography, gender, age and background, women are in the majority. First, we asked the panel to nominate the companies that most impressed them with their early-stage high-impact solutions. We combined that with our own nominations and research on public early-stage awards. We then put this group of companies through qualitative and impact filters. We weighted all nominations by relevance trying to keep a sectoral and geographic balance. A shortlist of 140 companies was reviewed and scored to reach the final 50.

Valentina Araya-Hernandez

Valentina Araya-Hernandez

Start-up Chile

Central/South America

Freerk Bisschop

Freerk Bisschop

Rockstart Accelerator

Europe & Israel

Wade Bitaraf

Wade Bitaraf

Plug and Play

North America

Qiyong Cao

Qiyong Cao

Asian Development Bank

Asia Pacific

Alexandra Clunies-Ross

Alexandra Clunies-Ross

Artesian

Asia Pacific

Marine Glon

Marine Glon

Supernova Invest

Europe & Israel

Dan Goldman

Dan Goldman

Clean Energy Ventures

North America

Tyler Hamilton

Tyler Hamilton

MaRS

North America

Alexandra Harbour

Alexandra Harbour

Powerhouse

North America

Louisa Hasse

Louisa Hasse

Peak Zone

Europe & Israel

Mitch Jacobson

Mitch Jacobson

Austin Technology Incubator

North America

Jerome Joaug

Jerome Joaug

Aster

Europe & Israel

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson

Frontier IP

Europe & Israel

Florian Kolb

Florian Kolb

Innogy

Europe & Israel

Maureen Le Baud

Maureen Le Baud

Demeter IM

Europe & Israel

Stephanie Morisset

Stephanie Morisset

Paris & Co

Europe & Israel

Victor Ndiege

Victor Ndiege

Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund

Africa

Pat Sapinsley

Pat Sapinsley

NYC-ACRE

North America

Johanne Sévigny

Johanne Sévigny

EcoFuel Accelerator

North America

Miki Yokoyama

Miki Yokoyama

TechFounders

Europe & Israel

Beth Zonis

Beth Zonis

Cleantech Open East

North America

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