The Startup Showdown is again this yr at AUVSI’s Xponential 2017 – an occasion you’ll be able to’t miss for the sheer “wow, really?” reactions that come from listening to about new know-how from cutting-edge drone corporations.
The sixteen semi-finalists will probably be narrowed all the way down to the highest three, throughout a closed door Knockout Round when opponents will pitch their corporations to the panel of judges. The three finalists will every have six extra minutes to pitch to the judges, earlier than an open viewers – and 6 minutes to reply the panel’s questions. The finalists will compete for the $15,00zero grand prize which is accompanied by a possibility for one-on-one consulting and the publicity related to profitable .
The semi-finalist merchandise vary from an unmanned air cargo craft – with a 770 pound payload – by Dronamics to “the world’s smallest GPS-INS module for drones,” by Inertial Sense LLC, weighing lower than 2 grams. In between are corporations creating various gas drones, robots, AI, sensors, charging stations, imaging, and extra.
The judges panel options funding professionals and drone consultants from world wide, together with representatives from Qualcomm Ventures, Westbury Group, Airware’s Commercial Drone Fund, Israel Aerospace Industries, and CenterState.
For convention attendees,the occasion takes place Wednesday, May 10 from four:30-5:30 p.m. in Ballroom C1/C2. Doors will open at four:15 p.m. and all XPONENTIAL attendees are invited to get a drink from the bar earlier than the competitors.