A new event was part of Q2B this year—a pitch competition sponsored by QED-C, QC Ware and Duality/Chicago Quantum Exchange. There were six outstanding pitches and the winners were:
- Qunnect – winner ($15,000 prize)
- QBraid – honorable mention
- Qunnect, a QED-C member, is building technologies to enable future quantum communication and networking.
- QBraid is developing a platform to make it easy for software developers to work in multiple environments and to run their program on multiple quantum computers.