Second Frontier Tech Showdown to Take Place in December: Startups in 3D Printing, Robotics and Virtual Reality Invited to Apply

Share this Article

fts_logoAt the beginning of this year, Rising Media, the company behind the successful Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo series, as well as the RoboUniverse and Virtual Reality Summit trade shows, announced a newly developed competition, to debut at Inside 3D Printing New York in April. The Frontier Tech Showdown combined the regular Inside 3D Printing and RoboUniverse startup competitions into one, while adding virtual reality into the mix as well. Startups from any of those three “frontier technology” fields were invited to apply for the chance to pitch their business plans to an audience of investors at the Inside 3D Printing conference.

The New York competition was a hit, with Brooklyn-based Dog Parker taking home a $15,000 uncapped SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) from early-stage venture capital firm Asimov Ventures. Now Rising Media is ready to begin accepting applications for Frontier Tech Showdown Part II, to culminate at the Frontier Tech Forum – i.e. Inside 3D Printing, RoboUniverse, and the Virtual Reality Summit, which will be taking place concurrently in San Diego in December.

Applications are being accepted until October 21. If you’re a seed-stage startup or entrepreneur in the fields of 3D printing, robotics, or virtual reality, you’re eligible to apply, which you can do here. The top eight finalists will be selected to pitch their business proposals for five minutes each on December 14. (Note: you need to be sure you can be present in San Diego on that date before you apply. Travel costs are not provided, but finalists will receive free admission to the Frontier Tech Forum.)

sd

The winner of this winter’s competition will receive, like the last winner, a $15,000 uncapped SAFE from Asimov Ventures – plus the publicity that comes from the victory. Past winners of the Inside 3D Printing and RoboUniverse startup competitions have gone on to raise a cumulative $37 million after their victories, and it didn’t take long for some of them to become big names, including:

eaf966a5-03b2-4b3b-8d51-28feee92ed6e

April’s Frontier Tech Showdown winner was Dog Parker.

Details were recently released for Inside 3D Printing San Diego, which, along with the RoboUniverse and Virtual Reality conferences, will be taking place at the San Diego Convention Center from December 14-15. Tracks will include business, manufacturing, metal and medical 3D printing, and registration is currently open. If you’re interested in attending, act fast, because this week is your last chance to take advantage of significantly reduced prices. Before September 16, passes are up to $600 less than the onsite price.

All passes include access to all three Frontier Tech exhibitions along with the Frontier Tech Showdown (excluding the basic exhibition pass, which is free up until the conference begins). For access to tracks and keynote sessions, there are several increasingly higher tiers of purchase that you can take advantage of. Also, don’t forget to enter the code 3DPRINT at checkout for an additional 15% off. Discuss further over at the Frontier Tech Forum Application thread at 3DPB.com.

Share this Article


Recent News

Carnegie Mellon: Optimizing Soft Materials 3D Printing With Machine Learning

Make All the Things Part 3: Vertical Garden Part 2 – User Research



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

Make All the Things Part 3: Vertical Garden Part 3 – Design Thinking

This is a short excerpt on our current stage of this vertical farm project in terms of user research. It is requiring us to put on a design oriented thought process.

3D Printing & Digital Fabrication to Play a Significant Role in World Sustainability

While sustainability for the future is a fascinating subject, it is also a critical one as we must do our best to help those currently in need in developing countries,...

The Promise of 3D Printing Sustainable Society & Development

Italian researchers from the University of Chieti-Pescara are exploring the ongoing pervasiveness of 3D printing and additive manufacturing and what that really means for the future in ‘Investigation of the...

Brazil: Researchers Test the Potential of Recycling PLA for Greater Sustainability in 3D Printing

Brazilian researchers are interested in furthering not only the benefits of 3D printing but also the advantages of PLA’s biodegradability for ease in recycling. Their findings are further outlined in...


Shop

View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.


Print Services

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our 3DPrint.com.

You have Successfully Subscribed!