Originally aired on November 13, 2023
The third episode of Meet the Drapers Season 6 features Tim Draper and guests hearing pitches from four Taiwanese startups. The companies present innovative solutions in medical tech, authentication tech, pharmaceuticals, and cell therapy tracking. After evaluation, medical AI company Streamtech is selected by the judges to advance to the semi-finals. Viewers are encouraged to vote online for their favorite startups, with the top 3 vote-getters advancing to the finale.
What solutions did the Taiwanese startups present?
- LuminX tracks and analyzes cell therapy impact
- Streamtech offers remote patient monitoring with AI and radar
- Blocktag bridges physical and digital worlds through authentication tech
- Bened Biomed develops probiotics targeting cognitive function
What criteria did the judges use for evaluation?
- Addressing real-world problems and improving lives
- Large addressable markets and scalability
- Differentiation from competitors
- Passion and capabilities of founding team
- Scientific evidence supporting claims
Why did Streamtech advance to the semi-finals?
- Strong market need for remote patient monitoring
- Hardware and AI strengths of Taiwan
- Large addressable market in healthcare
- Concerns about business model and FDA approval for other startups
How can viewers participate in the finale?
- Online voting allows viewers to select 3 startups
- Top audience choices will join semi-finalists in finale
- Grand prize of $1 million investment awarded to finale winner