The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has announced the finalists for Novus Unmanned, a conference that will bring together premier innovators and investors from the world of autonomous and unmanned technology and systems to compete for funding opportunities. The Venture Acceleration Program of Investorfest is partnering with AUVSI to host the event, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport on Nov. 1.
Startup companies were selected through a three-stage selection process. The finalists will undergo an acceleration program, which includes coaching in areas such as presentation pitching and business and marketing planning. At the event, the startups will give presentations before a panel of distinguished investors using the proprietary format developed by Investorfest Accelerator. Each company will have 15 minutes to pitch the investor panelists for a chance to win a prize of funding and services.
The 10 selected finalists represent a diverse range of unmanned and autonomous technology:
“These finalists submitted interesting and innovative applications, highlighting their vision of the unmanned systems industry’s future,” said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI. “Novus Unmanned will allow these startups, which are on the forefront of unmanned systems technology, to connect with investors who can make their vision a reality.”