SEAGATE – Innovator of the Year 2022

Inviting startups with cloud and data solutions to join the Lyve

About the competition

Seagate, the global leader in mass data storage, is inviting startups with cloud and data solutions to join the Lyve Innovator of the Year 2022! This is an exciting new opportunity for startups to learn directly from decision makers and veteran problem solvers within the industry, and you’ll even have the chance to skip straight to the final stages of  Slingshot 2022, a competition with a $1.2M prize pool.

The Lyve Innovator Of The Year 2022 Challenge is an excellent competition for startups to access funds, develop new partnerships, and boost their presence with the help of leading tech innovators.

Competition categories

Participants are invited to join one of these four categories:

  • Consumer Media, Goods and Services
  • Environment, Energy, and Green Technology
  • Manufacturing and Connectivity
  • Transformative Digital Technologies

Benefits for winners

Winning startups will be able to enjoy the following benefits:

Grand Winner:

  • Network with Seagate executives and ecosystem players via a trip to the USA
  • S$30K Startup SG Grant
  • S$10K Cash Prize
  • Directly fast-tracked to SLINGSHOT 2022 Top 50 Global Startups and participation in the SLINGSHOT 2022 Grand Finals
  • Join the Physical immersion program as part of SLINGSHOT 2022 competition
  • All SLINGSHOT Top 50 benefits will go to the Grand Winner

Seagate Employees’ Favorite Startup

  • S$3K Cash Prize

Top 8 Startups

  • ONE 4TB hard drive (HDD) will be given to each team

Deliverables to submit

Register on the platform and submit a PDF presentation (10-slides maximum, in English only) with the following details:

  • Your problem/solution
  • Market and total addressable market (TAM)
  • Value proposition and positioning
  • Go-to-market strategy
  • The business/revenue model
  • Traction: KPI metrics & milestones
  • Forecast 2022/2023
  • Team Presentation

Pitching event

SLINGSHOT’s Top 50 Global Startups will pitch LIVE in Singapore as part of the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH 2022). In addition to a judging panel of leading corporates, investors, and thought leaders, the competition will be watched closely by the startup communities across the globe.

All Top 50 Global Startups will also be invited for deal-making and networking opportunities with corporates and investors from relevant industries prior to and during the Physical Finals.

After the initial pitch, SLINGSHOT 2022’s Top 10 Sector Winners will be announced on 26 October 2022. The competition continues during the Grand Finals on 27 October, as the Top 10 Global Startups battle once more for the title of SLINGSHOT 2022’s Grand Winner.


August 28, 2022
Program dates Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2022
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Targets Singapore
Artificial intelligence, Big data, Computer hardware, E-commerce, Enterprise software, Information technology