2021 SELECTUSA INVESTMENT SUMMIT

Learn more about SelectUSA's inaugural Investment Summit.

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. The Investment Summit plays a vital role in attracting and facilitating business investment and job creation by raising awareness about the wide range of investment opportunities in the United States and enabling necessary direct connections between investors and U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs).

Each Investment Summit focuses on the U.S. investment environment, industry trends, and new opportunities. Additionally, the Investment Summit features senior government officials, C-Suite business executives, and other thought leaders.

The  2021 virtual Investment Summit was an unprecedented success! The first virtual Investment Summit saw record-breaking numbers with over 3,400 participants, representation from all U.S. states and territories, and over 80 international markets. The event featured over 500 world-class speakers and over 200 sessions with interactive virtual exhibition halls for Economic Development Organizations, Service Providers, and SelectUSA Tech participants. 

SelectUSA was able to bring everyone together by utilizing a very robust networking platform where participants can make the connections they need to push their investments forward.

The 2021 Investment Summit agenda had highlighted a vigorous SelectUSA Tech program, Industry Spotlights, and a dynamic networking feature in the platform. Topics ranged from infrastructure to workforce development will once again feature prominent industry experts and government officials. In short: The SelectUSA Investment Summit delivered!

2021 Investment Summit Recap


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After successfully launching the SelectUSA Tech program in 2019, the virtual Investment Summit welcomed over 350 SelectUSA Tech companies from 50+ markets, and Tech startups from around the world competed across 13 pitching sessions. 

Industry Pitching Sessions
Aerospace
•    1st place – NeutronStar Systems UG (Germany)
•    2nd place – Wingcopter GmbH (Germany)
•    3rd place – FIXAR (Latvia); Sixdof Space (Israel) (tie)

CleanTech
•    1st place – Sophie’s BioNutrients (Singapore)
•    2nd place – Bioo (Spain); poliloop (Hungary) (tie)
•    3rd place – IBIS Power (Netherlands)

Cybersecurity
•    1st place – CYBAVO Inc. (Taiwan)
•    2nd place – CyCraft Technology (Taiwan)
•    3rd place – Imvision (Israel)

eCommerce
•    1st place – Tonio (Austria)
•    2nd place – Content Llama (Ireland)
•    3rd place – Frontier.cool (Taiwan)

FinTech
•    1st place – Web Value GmbH / Valutico (Austria)
•    2nd place – Divizend GmbH (Germany)
•    3rd place – Climatetrade (Spain)

MedTech I
•    1st place – GrayMatters Health Ltd. (Israel)
•    2nd place – NDR Medical Technology Pte Ltd (Singapore)
•    3rd place – Advantis Medical Imaging (Greece)

MedTech II
•    1st place – WeWALK (Turkey)
•    2nd place – NeoPrediX (Germany)
•    3rd place – Ribbon Biolabs (Austria)

Software
•    1st place – Nextbillion.ai (Singapore)
•    2nd place – MOSTLY AI (Austria)
•    3rd place – Commsignia (Hungary); Haris Digital (Hungary) (tie)

Other
•    1st place – Mosqitter (Ukraine)
•    2nd place – Arbusta (Uruguay)
•    3rd place – Shenli International Design Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) 

Regional Pitching Sessions
Africa + Middle East
•    1st place – Wayakit (Saudi Arabia)
•    2nd place – Sager Drone (Jordan)
•    3rd place – NanoStream Blu (South Africa)

Asia-Pacific
•    1st place – Dtonic Corporation (South Korea)
•    2nd place – Zero-Error Systems Pte Ltd (Singapore)
•    3rd place – Dealogikal Corp. (Philippines)

Europe
•    1st place – NeutronStar Systems UG (Germany)
•    2nd place – Nuggets (United Kingdom)
•    3rd place – Qvest (Denmark)

Western Hemisphere
•    1st place – inate.ai (Canada)
•    2nd place – Scintia (Mexico)
•    3rd place – goFlux (Brazil)

During the virtual Investment Summit, Secretary Raimondo officially launched the Select Global Women in Tech Mentorship Network, the new SelectUSA program providing support and educational content for international female tech entrepreneurs as they navigate the process of exploring investment in the U.S. This year, we had over 70 female founders from 30 different markets participating in the inaugural event.