ARHT competed in the Internet of Things category winning second place and RMB 100,000 (approx. $20,000 CAD). Holographic Telepresence technology was also showcased to over 40 global venture capital organizations representing significant investable capital.
TORONTO, CANADA – April 15, 2019 – ARHT Media Inc. (“ARHT” or the “Company”) (TSXV:ART), the global leader in the development, production and distribution of high-quality hologram content through its patented Holographic Telepresence technology, recently achieved another tremendous milestone for the Company by placing second in the 3rd Annual China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition.
“I’m extremely proud of our second-place global finish in the Internet of Things category“ stated ARHT Media CEO Larry O’Reilly. “Being able to showcase our tech stack and business model to an illustrious panel of VC judges, representing billions of dollars of investible capital, and having them select us as the second-best innovation and entrepreneurial opportunity globally is an incredible endorsement of our business model.”
The competition held an initial round of 10 overseas sessions in global regions that included Sydney, Toronto, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Stockholm, Madrid, Boston, Silicon Valley and London. The best entries from each division were shortlisted to attend the final round in Shenzen from April 9th to April 12th, 2019.
ARHT was initially shortlisted from over 190 Canadian entries during the Toronto competition held on March 23rd, 2019, and invited to the final rounds alongside over 130 other innovators from around the world. ARHT competed in the Internet of Things (IoT) category winning second place and RMB 100,000 (approx. $20,000 CAD). Over 40 venture capital organizations who participated as judges during the international competition came together to form a venture capital fund pool of RMB25 billion to carry out portfolio investment on outstanding competition projects.
Representing ARHT was Business Development executive Brendan Power who stated, “The finals in Shenzhen were very impressive, showcasing some of the most innovative technologies from major tech hubs around the world. We were thrilled that the judges panel – most of whom were executives at major VCs – selected us as having among the best commercial prospects. The competition served as a great opportunity to meet strategic investors, a number of whom are excited to come see our technology in action at our demo studio in Hong Kong.”
This exceptional accolade comes off the heels of another recent award for the Best Use Of Technology At An Event, which was presented to ARHT during this year’s Event Production Awards held in London last month.
About ARHT Media
ARHT Media’s patented holographic telepresence technology is a complete end-to-end solution that creates a sense of presence for audiences – as though the holographic presenter was actually live in the room. With no noticeable latency, ARHT Media creates two-way live communication with a 3D holographic presenter anywhere in the world possible. We can also playback pre-recorded content and 3D animations on our displays to deliver rich holographic experiences.
ARHT Media trades under the symbol “ART” on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange.
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