Agenda

Agenda

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
8:30 AM Registration Open
9:30 – 9:45 AM Welcome + Opening Remarks
Jerry
Jerry Hill
California State Senator
9:45 – 11:00 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
Buddy Arnheim
Moderator:
Ralph (Buddy) I. Arnheim
Perkins Coie, Partner,
Emerging Companies & Venture
Capital Practice
Steve Goldberg
Steve Goldberg
Venrock, Operating Partner
Joe Kraus
Joe Kraus
GV, General Partner
11:15 AM – 12:30 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
Tom McMahon
Moderator:
Tom McMahon
AUVSI, VP Advocacy & Public Affairs
Katherine Bell
Katherine Bell Alves, MBA
Capitol Advocacy, Lobbyist
Anna Gomez
Anna Gomez
Wiley Rein LLP, Partner
Craig Marcinkowski
Craig Marcinkowski
Gryphon Sensors, Director of Strategy
12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch  

1:30 – 5:30 PM

[3:15 - 3:45 PM - Coffee Break]

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 prize.
Moderated by:
Jon Damush
Jon Damush
Insitu, Chief Growth Officer
Jonathan Parry
Jonathan Parry
Genius NY, Director
Aerovate
Anra
Ascent Aerosystems
Digital Aerolus
Drone Complier
ez3d
One Sky
Liquid Piston
Luftronix
Seatrec
5:30 – 6:30 PM Reception

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