Robotics Alley Introduces "Invest in Innovation" Competition

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Calling Robotics Start-ups: Apply to Compete for Publicity and Possible Venture Capital.

Robotics Alley

Fostering technical innovation is a key fundamental for the Robotics Alley Conference & Expo (Dec. 1-2 in Minneapolis). In that spirit, this year’s event will feature a competition for tech start-ups to pitch their business plans to a panel of four venture capital judges, gaining publicity and the possibility to secure investment capital.

Qualified applicants should ideally work in robotics, sensors or advanced manufacturing. Robotics Alley staff will narrow submissions to the three finalists who will compete before the judges panel. The top 10 finalists will receive free conference passes.

The application form is available online at roboticsalley.org/investment.

The three entrepreneur-contestants selected as finalists will make their pitches to the judges on Day Two of the conference, December 2, in a live public session open to Robotics Alley attendees. Each presenter group will have 10-12 minutes to make their opening pitch, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session with judges and the audience.

Incentives to Compete

For starters, the top 10 applicants receive complimentary conference passes and numerous networking opportunities with industry leaders.

The top three finalists gain valuable feedback on their business plans from the venture capitalist-judges. Additionally, the three each will receive a complimentary show booth at Robotics Alley Conference & Expo and will be mentioned in a PRWeb press release and will be showcased individually in feature stories on The Business of Robotics website.

The winner of the competition will be announced at the conclusion of the conference, in PRWeb press release, and on The Business of Robotics. Additionally, the winner gains possible monetary investments that may result after a due diligence process conducted by the judges.

For more information, go to roboticsalley.org/investment.

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