Keynote RoboBusiness to analyze the state of investments in robotics
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Advances in research and advances in technology have combined to break down barriers to innovation and commercialization of robotics, providing the robotics industry with many opportunities for startups capable of delivering functional and valuable robotic solutions. real.
As funding for robotic startups continues to grow, it’s also true that fundraising for a robotic startup can be challenging, especially so than other industries and technologies. At RoboBusiness, October 19-20 in Santa Clara, California, a panel of robotics investment experts will discuss venture capital (VC) and private sector investing in companies producing robots or enabling technologies.
The keynote, titled “Funding and Investment in the Robotics Sector – Status, Trends and Recommendations”, will also highlight companies, technologies and applications that have achieved commercial success or have the potential to do. Macro trends in the robotics industry, useful for uncovering new technological innovations, as well as uncovering overlooked business opportunities, will be discussed. Topics include:
- The state of investments in the robotics sector
- Commercial, technological and social drivers of investment
- Triggers and Headwinds
- Why robotics startups succeed (or fail)
- robotic unicorns
- Current robotics opportunities
The panel will feature Karthee Madasamy, Founder and Managing Partner of Mobile Foundation Ventures, Sherwin Prior, Director of Amazon’s Industry Innovation Fund, and Fady Saad, Founder and General Partner of Cybernetix Ventures. The panel will be moderated by Dan Kara, Vice President of Robotics at WTWH Media, parent company of The Robot Report. Check out the full RoboBusiness agenda here.
Other RoboBusiness keynotes include:
- Anthony Jules, Co-Founder, CEO, Robust AI
- Allison Thackston, Senior Technical Manager and Manager, Roboticist, Waymo
- Sally Miller, CIO, North America, DHL Supply Chain
- Jonathan Hurst and Damion Shelton, co-founders, Agility Robotics
RoboBusiness will feature over 100 exhibitors, over 50 speakers, a MassRobotics career fair and startup workshop, the Pitchfire startup competition, networking receptions and more. Full conference passes are $795, while exhibit passes are only $75. Academic discounts are available and full academic rates for the conference are $295. Register today.
RoboBusiness will be co-located with the Field Robotics Engineering Forum, an international conference and expo designed to provide engineers, engineering management, professionals and others with information on how to successfully develop and securely deploy safety the next generation of field robotics systems for operations in varied, outdoor and dynamic environments. You can view the current list of speakers, to which more will be added, here.
Also collocated with RoboBusiness is DeviceTalks West, the industry’s premier event for medical technology professionals, now in its ninth year. Both events attract engineering and business professionals from a wide range of healthcare and medical technology fields.
For more information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, download the flyer. Questions regarding sponsorship opportunities should be directed to Courtney Nagle at cnagle[AT]wwhmedia.com.
About WTWH Media
WTWH Media is an integrated media company serving engineering, business, and investment professionals through more than 50 websites, 5 print publications, and numerous other technical and business events. WTWH’s Robotics Group produces The Robot Report, Robotics Business Review, Collaborative Robotics Trends and Mobile Robot Guide, online technical, business and investment news and information portals focused on robotics and intelligent systems. WTWH Media also hosts in-person robotics conferences, including the Robotics Summit & Expo, RoboBusiness, and the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum. See www.wtwhmedia.com for more information.