THE AUTOMATE STARTUP CHALLENGE

Emerging ideas. Next-generation companies. Up-and-coming entrepreneurs in robotics and automation. Are you ready for the challenge and the $10,000 cash prize?

Deadline to sign up is February 28, 2024

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ABOUT THE CHALLENGE

The Automate Startup Challenge spotlights early-stage companies in robotics and automation as they go head-to-head at the Automate Show Theater, pitching their technology solution to a panel of industry-expert judges. The finalists will vie for the $10,000 cash prize and the coveted title of Startup Challenge winner.

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COMPETITION DETAILS

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM CT at The Automate Show Theater

Free for all Automate attendees.

Companies entering the challenge must operate in the automation space (robotics, vision, motion control, AI) and must have been founded in the last five years, raised less than $5 million USD since creation, and must not be affiliated with or belonging to a larger group. Ten finalists will vie for the top $10,000 cash prize by pitching their technology solution to a panel of industry expert judges.

Please complete this brief form by February 28, 2024. Semi-finalist companies will be invited to participate in the “Automate Startup Challenge” in Chicago, IL on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. Chosen companies will also receive exhibit space on the Automate show floor. This exhibit space must be staffed during show hours.

LAST YEAR'S WINNER

Congratulations again to our 2023 Startup winner, ESTAT Actuation! ESTAT Actuation is a deep-tech hardware company pioneering components that make robot solutions safer, more capable and less expensive. Learn more about them at https://www.estat.tech.