Continuing to break new ground, RoboBusiness is now accepting registrations from robotics startup companies interested in meeting with representatives from over 28 leading investment companies at its inaugural VC Office Hours event.
Scheduled meetings will take place throughout day one of the RoboBusiness Conference and Expo running September 28 – 29 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA.
Startups will have an opportunity to gain valuable business plan feedback from professionals who know the robotics industry inside-out. To participate, companies must have an Expo or Full Conference pass and sign up for appointment times with preferred investors in advance of the event.
“Investments in robotics innovation and adoption of robotic solutions across vertical markets are at an all-time high,” says Casey Nobile, RoboBusiness Chairman and Director of Robotics Trends Media. “Hosting the VC Office Hours is just one of many ways RoboBusiness leverages its vast network to support the robotics industry and continue its history of being a catalyst that forges the industry into new markets and product categories.”
Startups looking for a competitive edge can set appointments to meet representatives from ABB Tech Ventures, PropelX, Ame Cloud Ventures, Lemnos Labs, Sony Ventures, HAX, Idea Bulb, Comet Labs, Rothernberg Ventures, Highway1, Moment Ventures, Tsing Capital, Draper Nexus, Qualcomm Ventures, Grishin Robotics, DCM, Innospring Ventures, Bolt, Autonomy Ventures, Draper Nexus, Yahama Ventures, Trifecta Capital, Root Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Khosla Venture and Eclipse Ventures.
Additionally, RoboBusiness further shines the spotlight on innovative startups at its Pitchfire competition: the must-attend event for investors, robotics entrepreneurs and innovation leaders alike. Representatives from 15 exciting robotics startups will have two minutes each to pitch their business to a panel of renowned VC judges and a packed room of RoboBusiness attendees. The winner will gain international media coverage and a $5,000 cash prize.
Autonomous Marine Systems (AMS) won Pitchfire at RoboBusiness 2015. AMS is a marine data company changing the way the world explores and studies the oceans. Using a low-cost fully autonomous sailboat, they deliver persistent ocean intelligence anywhere around the world at 1/10th the cost of existing services, emitting zero CO2, and without risking human life. Watch our interview with AMS’ Scott Nguyen in the video at the top of this page.