Join 8,500 technologists, regulators and users across commercial and defense sectors for AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019, the largest, most comprehensive trade show for unmanned and autonomous systems. As adoption spreads and applications expand, XPONENTIAL is the one event that brings together the entire unmanned systems community to share ideas, collaborate across markets, capitalize on best practices and emerging trends and harness the power of unmanned technology for your business.

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The AUVSI Startup Showdown, powered by leading accelerator and investor Starburst, is a competition for early-stage, disruptive companies who are creating, innovating or enhancing unmanned systems technologies and applications. Startup Showdown identifies up-and-coming, investment-worthy startups and gives them a platform to share their innovations with investors and corporates looking to form profitable connections with the next generation of game-changers.

Join us Wednesday, May 1 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM in room 403ab for the Startup Showdown!

During the Startup Showdown, five finalists will have ten minutes each to pitch their business to the panel and will then have a five-minute live question and answer session with the judges. All XPONENTIAL 2019 attendees and exhibitors are invited to attend.

AUVSI is pleased to introduce the Startup Showdown finalists!

Cuberg is an energy startup developing an ultra-lightweight and safe battery cell. Cuberg spun out of Stanford in 2016 and counts Boeing HorizonX Ventures as its most recent lead investor. Its technology will power the unmanned aerial vehicles of the future and bring about mass-market electrification of cars, air taxis, and airliners.

Hionos offers drone manufacturers an autopilot that meets the most demanding aeronautics standards (DO-178C DAL A), ensuring the highest level of safety and reliability. Compatible with any drone and hardware (off the shelf or custom), we enable new drone operations that are currently prohibited, such as urban operations or people transportation. 

Horizon 31 is transforming the way you operate small unmanned vehicles by providing the first truly global C2 solution. The MAVNet technology combines line-of-sight, cellular LTE, and satellite radios for virtually unlimited range while a novel cloud-based ground control system allows users to share data and aircraft across multiple pilots.

Internest is a French startup, specialized in guiding and positioning technology. We developed a guiding system for rotary aircraft. Our solution secures: take-off and landing, the most complex maneuvers for rotary wings. Internest contributes to solve some of the issues related to autonomous flights and the new challenges of urban air mobility.

PreVision users can see the world LIVE in 3D from any angle or perspective, like a live GoogleEarthTM with 4Hz update in full 3D.  PreVision calls this technology Live Imagery Maps In Time (LIMIT).  For immediate situation awareness LIMIT user gain prevision or the ability to see in advance; to predict or forecast, and to understand or foreknow.

Meet the Judges

Buddy Arnheim
Partner, Perkins Coie

Sean Murphy
Senior Engineer/UAS Program Director, T-Mobile

Beckett Jackson
Investing Director, Boeing HorizonX

Marco Rubin
Senior Investment Director, Center for Innovative Technology

Betsy Ziegler
CEO, 1871

Grand Prize

The Startup Showdown winner will receive a grand prize worth $35,000 that includes: