AIA, trade association for advancing vision and imaging, is calling on companies looking to participate in its startup competition at The Vision Show. Companies interested in submitting an application should be utilizing vision and imaging in innovative ways, and need to submit an application by April 7, 2016.
The contest will be held in the theatre on the floor of The Vision Show.
Vision and imaging technologies are being used more today than ever before in areas such as robotics, military, security, drones, life sciences, consumer devices and more. Recently, there has been a groundswell of startup companies introducing new products that leverage vision technology. The Vision Show Startup Competition seeks out these startups to generate awareness of their unique solutions.
“We recognize the critical role of startups in driving innovation and bringing forth new technologies to foster continued growth in the vision and imaging industry,” said Jeff Burnstein, President of AIA. “We encourage them to take advantage of this opportunity to spread awareness and take their company to the next level.”
Eight semi-finalists will have five minutes to pitch their technology to a panel of investors and vision experts, where they will compete for a grand prize of $10,000. Eligible companies should be leveraging vision and imaging in their products in an innovative way; have been around for five years or less; raised less than U.S. $2 million since launching; and not be affiliated with a larger group. All semi-finalists will be provided booth space on The Vision Show floor, putting them in front of an expected audience of more than 3,000 people interested in vision and imaging technology.
Deadline for applications is April 7, 2016.