Applying for Startup Showdown
All Applicants Will Receive:
- A comprehensive review of your application by a panel of leading investors and corporate stakeholders
- Exposure at XPONENTIAL, the one event that brings together 8,500 technologists, regulators and users
- The chance to become a finalist and win a grand prize package valued at $35,000.
Finalists Will Receive:
- Ten minutes to pitch your business to a panel of industry leaders and an audience of unmanned systems professionals during the Startup Showdown session
- One (1) XPO Hall Pass, in addition to the XPO Hall Pass included with your application
- Recognition on the XPONENTIAL Startup Showdown webpage
- Recognition in the XPONENTIAL onsite guide
The Startup Showdown winner will receive a grand prize worth $35,000 that includes:
TOTAL VALUE: $35,000
Who Should Apply?
- Participants should meet the following criteria:
- Early-stage startup approaching Series A round
- Product or service offering should aim to enhance unmanned systems technologies and processes in a unique or distinctive way
- Demonstrate clear growth potential and scalable investment opportunities
- Tech Readiness Level of TRL-5 or -6
How to Apply
- The Call for Applications will be announced in the fall and will be due by the end of November 2019
- Submissions will be reviewed by an expert panel of judges, and all applicants will be notified by February if they have been selected as a finalist
- There is no fee to apply
The Call for Applications will be announced soon! If you are interested in learning more, please contact Shannon Whitney at email@example.com.