Launch Pad Startup Competition:
The 2019 Automate Launch Pad Startup competition highlights the industry's most innovative young companies in robotics, machine vision, and motion control who are competing for the spotlight and a $10,000 cash award. The competition provides innovative startup companies with an opportunity to generate awareness of their technology and find new sources of funding.
The seven finalists will compete for the top prize at Automate 2019 on April 10 at 3:00pm in a theater on the exhibition floor at McCormick Place in Chicago, where they will pitch their technology solution to a panel of judges. All finalists will also be awarded booth space at Automate, giving them the opportunity to engage with over 20,000 expected attendees.
"Automation is among the most dynamic emerging markets, with venture funding increasing robustly each year," stated Jeff Burnstein, president of A3. "The finalists in the Automate Launch Pad Startup Competition represent the many types of innovation that will transform the manufacturing and services sectors over the next decade."
Startup Competition Eligibility Requirements
Companies in the automation space (robotics, vision, motion control, etc.) who were founded in the last 5 years; raised less than US $5 million since creation; and not affiliated with or belonging to a larger group.