[robotics-worldwide] [news] Robot Launch Startup Competition at ICRA 2018

Peter Corke peter.corke at qut.edu.au
Tue Apr 17 17:17:52 PDT 2018

Do you have a startup idea, a prototype or a seed stage startup in robotics, sensors or AI?
Submit your entries by May 15 2018, if you want to be selected to pitch on the main stage of ICRA 2018 on May 22 in Brisbane Australia for a chance to win $3000 AUD prize from QUT bluebox!

Enter here  https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__airtable.com_shrqFZUaPXUPF5gAO&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=MQuUY-6vgBKYsQ_vsaB3CNrswZmfjQlbeqWax-evCJ0&s=6icfdpgm1lGk9yFpEwbDioGFWI5OqG3LhqUceIW0EFs&e=

The top 10 startups will pitch live on stage to a panel of investors and mentors including:
* Martin Duursma, Main Sequence Ventures
* Chris Moehle, The Robotics Hub Fund
* Yotam Rosenbaum, QUT bluebox
* Roland Siegwart, ETH Zurich

Entries are also in the running for a place in the QUT bluebox accelerator*, the Silicon Valley Robotics Accelerator*, mentorship from all the VC judges and potential investment of up to $250,000 from The Robotics Hub Fund*.  (*conditions apply - details on application)

Pre Seed category consists of an idea and proof of concept or prototype - customer validation is also desirable.
Seed category consists of a startup younger than 24 months, with less than $250k previous investment.
Post Seed category consists of a startup younger than 36 months, with less than $2.5m previous investment.

No problems, mate! We'll be continuing the Robot Launch competition with additional rounds in the US and in Europe through out the summer. Go ahead and enter now anyway!

Enter the Robot Launch Startup Competition at ICRA 2018 here


A sample Investor One Pager can be seen here

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.dropbox.com_s_gzvxxv3yw2nc0p0_1&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=MQuUY-6vgBKYsQ_vsaB3CNrswZmfjQlbeqWax-evCJ0&s=qeqFD0qwVDNzwzwDAslNodylPwVkU0yJBnmW-DWdR_M&e= page investor summary template.docx?dl=0

And your pitch should cover the content described in Nathan Gold's 13 slide format at


Email inquiries may be directed to: andra at robotlaunch.com<mailto:andra at robotlaunch.com>

Organizing Committee
Andra Keay, Silicon Valley Robotics, USA
Ivan J Storr, Blue Ocean Robotics, Australia
Roland Siegwart, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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