RoboBusiness provides a forum for the robotics sector to network with industry peers, learn about the latest technical and business trends, exchange ideas, and uncover new opportunities, all designed to drive innovation and spurring industry growth. Central to this vision is launching and developing new robotics companies.
For seven years, Pitchfire has been a must-attend event where robotics startups compete for a $5,000 first-place prize at RoboBusiness. Pitchfire will be covered by The Robot Report, Robotics Business Review and Mobile Robot Guide, as well as other media publications.
Startups participating in Pitchfire will also gain invaluable experience by presenting in front of the entire RoboBusiness, receiving feedback from industry investors and advisors, networking with industry leaders and more.
Previous RoboBusiness Pitchfire winners include:
2019: Tombot (Companion robot for emotional support)
Fast Passed and Lively
During Pitchfire, five startups will deliver a 5-minute ‘pitch’ to a panel of judges – along with RoboBusiness attendees – describing their company’s solution, business model, value proposition and more. After all contestants have pitched, Pitchfire judges will compare notes, come to a consensus, and announce a two runners-up and a winner based on who they believe to be best primed for commercial success.
Pitchfire takes place October 19 following the last sessions of the day. Host Andra Keay, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, is sure to keep things moving and lively. Fast paced, dynamic and fun, Pitchfire is a perennial favorite among RoboBusiness attendees.
Apply for Pitchfire 2022
To be eligible for Pitchfire 2022, robotics startups must meet the following criteria:
The company is working towards developing, deploying, and commercializing new robotics technologies, products, processes, or services.
Less than 5 years old
Greater than 50% of the company’s business activities are attributable to producing robots or robotics enabling technologies, or providing services to robotics developers or end-users of robotics solutions
Fewer than 30 employees
Unfunded or has received Seed funding
To apply please fill out the submission form here.
For More Information
For more information about Pitchfire 2022, including how to become a Pitchfire contestant or sponsor, please contact Steve Crowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The pioneering event of the global robotics industry, & the one event for the entire robotics ecosystem.