AUVSI Novus Unmanned, powered by the Investorfest Venture Acceleration Program, will bring together premier innovators and investors from the world of autonomous and unmanned technology and systems.

Time Event
8:00 AM Registration Open
9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome + Opening Remarks
9:15 – 10:30 AM Opening Panel: Unmanned Systems—What’s Hot, What’s Not
  • What is the current funding situation and how it is likely to change over the next 12 months
  • Where segments are getting the attention and investments
  • What are the major issues facing startups today
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Panel Two: Regulations & Policy Accelerating Innovation
  • Explore a range of topics focusing on legal, administrative and regulatory challenges governing and accelerating the growth of innovation and startups in the unmanned space
12:00 – 1:30 PM Luncheon Keynote
  • The future of unmanned technologies and systems—a leader’s perspective
1:30 – 6:00 PM

Startup Presentations

  • Selected startups will present to a panel of premier investors using the proprietary format developed by Investorfest Accelerator. Each presenting company will have 15 minutes to pitch for a chance to receive funding as well as win a grand prize comprised of cash and services.
6:00 – 7:30 PM Reception + Fireside Chat (closing keynote)

Program is subject to change; stay tuned for developments and speaker announcements.