6 reasons robotics startups must attend RoboBusiness


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The RoboBusiness Conference & Expo, which runs Oct. 19-20 in Santa Clara, doesn’t just cater to established robotics companies. This industry event features a plethora of startups looking to make their mark on the world.

RoboBusiness provides a variety of opportunities for robotics startups to learn, network, and continue to scale their business. Here are 6 reasons why startup robotics companies must attend this event.

Startup Bootcamp

RoboBusiness partnered with MassRobotics on a startup bootcamp that covers the major stages in a startup’s formation. Topics include legal formation, stock options and patents, dilutive and non-dilutive investments, the path to manufacturing, best practices in accounting, and bringing on marketing, sales and HR experts, as well as fundraising and exits. Learn more about the boot camp by viewing the RoboBusiness agenda.

Connect with investors

Leading robotics industry investors will be at RoboBusiness to discuss the current state of robotics investments and share insights about how to attract funding as an early-stage robotics startup. Come rub elbows with leading venture capitalists in Silicon Valley.

The conference portion of RoboBusiness will also discuss investments. Maryanna Saenko, co-founder and partner of Future Ventures, is hosting a session called “How to Attract Funding as an Early-Stage Startup,” and RoboBusiness will host a keynote panel with leading robotics industry venture capitalists about the current state of robotics investments.

Meet world-class robotics clusters

MassRobotics, the Odense Robotics Cluster, the Pittsburgh Robotics Network and Silicon Valley Robotics – four of the world’s leading robotics clusters – will be well represented at RoboBusiness. Connect with these industry leaders and learn about how they can help scale your robotics startup.

Explore the latest enabling technologies

More than 60 exhibitors will showcase their enabling technologies, products and services that can help you commercialize your robotics system. And RoboBusiness’ Exploiting Technologies Conference Track will provide deep dives into sensing, machine learning, motion control, networking and the latest design and development tools.

Earlier this year, the three aforementioned U.S.-based robotics clusters formed the United States Alliance of Robotics Clusters (USARC). USARC supports the development, commercialization and scaling of robotics for global good by collaborating with government and industry stakeholders.

Networking opportunities

RoboBusiness is more than just an expo floor and robotics conference – it’s a chance to meet with peers in the industry across different markets. Making connections (and deals) with the robotics community has been and will always be a large part of RoboBusiness.

Robotics start-up competition

Often imitated, RoboBusiness’ Pitchfire competition gives robotics startups a few minutes each to present their ideas before being questioned by our expert panel of judges. Past participants have gone on to receive major funding and commercial success. The startups competing this year are FLX Solutions, Raise Robotics, Tatum Robotics, Transitive Robotics and Vici Robotics.

If you’re a robotics startup company interested in attending this event, please reach out to [email protected] for more information about discounted passes to the show.