Rising Media Announces 3D Printing, VR/AR, and Robotics Startups Selected to Compete in the Frontier Tech Showdown December 14 in San Diego, California

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Rising Media, Inc. and Asimov Ventures have revealed the eight startups selected to compete in the Frontier Tech Showdown, coming to the San Diego Convention Center on December 14, 2016 during the Frontier Tech Forum.

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These eight finalists were selected from our most competitive application pool yet and are leading the charge to bring 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality to the mainstream.

Rising Media, Inc. and Asimov Ventures have revealed the eight startups selected to compete in the upcoming Frontier Tech Showdown, which brings together top startups in 3D printing, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality. The winner of the competition will receive a $15,000 uncapped SAFE, courtesy of Asimov Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm specializing in 3D printing and robotics. The competition will take place on December 14, 2016, at 4:25 PM at the Frontier Tech Forum in San Diego.

The Frontier Tech Showdown is the official startup competition of the Frontier Tech Forum, which includes industry-leading conferences Inside 3D Printing, RoboUniverse, and the Virtual Reality Summit. The Frontier Tech Forum is an epicenter for innovative technologies that are shaping the next frontier of innovation. Past winners of the Frontier Tech Showdown include 3D Hubs, Voxel8, Wiivv, Metamason, and CleverPet.

Frontier Tech Showdown judge Tyler Benster, General Partner at Asimov Ventures, said, “We are delighted to announce selections for the San Diego 2016 Frontier Tech Showdown. These eight finalists were selected from our most competitive application pool yet and are leading the charge to bring 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality to the mainstream.”

The participants are:

  • 3YOURMIND
  • Arfona
  • Embodied Labs
  • Elite Robotics
  • Gnetic
  • ILLUSIO Imaging
  • Obsess VR
  • San Draw

The Frontier Tech Showdown acts as a springboard for early investment in emerging tech, because participants pitch not only to a panel of judges, but also to an audience of other professionals. Past winners have collectively raised over $21 million, with the average winner raising more than $3.5 million in subsequent financing. Cellink, a participant from the Frontier Tech Showdown in New York earlier this year, successfully completed its IPO on the NASDAQ First North stock exchange. And five past Frontier Tech Showdown participants, who all pitched as seed-stage companies, have now raised more than $7 million each.

For more information and to register to view the competition, visit frontiertechforum.com.

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