We have noticed recently a pattern in projects on the pioneer tournament which become pioneered. Notably, most projects are in the AI field or are a SAAS. There are little to no projects the have pioneer status which are not heavily concentrated in these fields, not to mention hardware.
Has anyone got any opinions on this? It is especially harder to make progress as a hardware project, with higher R&D expenses and compromised supply chains, with COVID-19. Is it perhaps an inherent inclination in what the Pioneer team are interested in, rather than the quality of the projects in the tournament? If so, are we competing against the tournament rules, or to fit the Pioneer team's ideal product/service?
Would love to hear anyone else's opinions/ideas on this :)
Edit:: to clarify we are not on about our project, but all projects in the tournament.
The question really is:
if you are a project who has climbed the leaderboard and given consistent reports and feedback, but are not in AI or SAAS, do you have a real chance of being pioneered at all?