CAMBRIDGE, Mass. September 26, 2018
Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, Texas, and the UK, MassChallenge strengthens the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. This week, Mobile Pixels was selected out of a pool of over 1,600 applicants as one of the top 26 teams selected to advance to the final round of judging in this year’s MassChallenge Boston. During its 35-day run on Kickstarter, MIT-backed startup Mobile Pixels raised $862,433 for DUO, their portable, foldable second screen designed for any laptop.
After attaching DUO to the back of a laptop with the provided magnets, consumers can then connect it via a single USB-C cable and slide it out, to the left or right, as needed. DUO weighs just 1.5 pounds and features a 12.5-inch screen, enabling it to fit almost any laptop, no matter the size. While the video driver has an energy star rating to help reduce battery drain and give users a long-lasting battery life, DUO also provides a full 270° rotation with the option for a 180° presentation mode, so consumers can choose an optimal viewing angle for any situation.
After its highly successful Kickstarter campaign, DUO continues to collect pre-orders on Indiegogo’s InDemand platform. While on InDemand, DUO reached $1 million in pre-sales and gained nearly 1,000 new backers and counting.
Today, Mobile Pixels will compete amongst 26 other startups for shares of $1.5M in equity-free prizes in Boston. The team will have five minutes to pitch and 10 minutes for a question and answer segment, the panel of judges made up of industry visionaries will then evaluate DUO’s ability to demonstrate growth and impact worldwide. To register for this year’s award ceremony held on Wednesday, October 17 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, click here. To purchase DUO, visit bit.ly/DUO_IGG.
About Mobile Pixels
The Massachusetts-based team made up of manufacturing engineers and computer scientists has combined the best technology to create a lightweight portable monitor that increases productivity and makes it easy to work efficiently while traveling. Backed by MIT and Northeastern University, Mobile Pixels aims to give consumers the freedom to swivel the screen freely while adjusting the angle at their discretion. To learn more visit, https://www.mobilepixels.us/.
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