Matibabu a Non-invasive diagnostic kit used to detect Malaria qualified as the final participant in TechCrunch‘s Hardware Battlefield 2017. Their participation in the battlefield gives the team a chance to showcase at the consumer electronics show(CES). CES is an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association, held January at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The event typically hosts presentations of new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry.
The team being represented by Brian Gitta and Josiah Kavuma will have a chance to showcase all their hard work onstage in front of the expert panel of judges today 11:00AM-Friday. This year, those experts include Noramay Cadena, co-founder and managing director, MakeInLA; Jeff Clavier, managing partner, SoftTech VC; Helen Greiner, founder and CTO, CyPhy Works; Brian Krzanich, CEO, Intel; Jen McCabe, director, Foxconn; Greg Revelle, CMO, Best Buy and many more.
The team is competing for a chance to win $50,000 and the Metal Man Trophy, which takes place at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Winners will then be announced on Saturday at 4 p.m.