Calling All Startups: Pitch Your Robotics Company at RoboBusiness for a Chance to Win $5,000

Share your idea with the world: Enter for your chance to shine as one of 15 startups to pitch your business onstage on September 23 in San Jose, CA.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., July 13, 2015 -- Pitchfire at RoboBusiness is a must-attend event for investors, robotics entrepreneurs and innovation leaders alike. Attendees will get a first glimpse at exciting new technologies and emerging companies, gain inspiration from new ideas and identify new commercial partners.


Share your idea with the world: Enter for your chance to shine as one of 15 startups to pitch your business onstage on September 23 in San Jose, CA. Entrepreneurs are given 2 minutes each to pitch their business to a panel of renowned venture capitalist judges and a packed room of RoboBusiness attendees. Emceed by Andra Keay, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, this year's judges will include:

* Tammi Smorynski - Director, Intel Capital
* Gareth Keane - Investment Manager, Qualcomm Ventures
* Valery Komissarova - Business Development Director, Grishin Robotics
* Colin Beirne - Managing Director, Two Sigma Ventures

"Pitchfire is an event where all in attendance truly are a part of the next wave of innovation. We look for companies who really know their target market and have a business model that fits their application area," says Casey Nobile, Manager of Robotics Trends Media and RoboBusiness Conference Chairman.

All 15 selected startups will receive:

* 2 minutes to pitch onstage and answer panel questions
* Exposure in front of key media and investors
* Feedback from leading industry investors
* FREE company listing on RoboticsBusinessReview.com
* FREE RoboBusiness 2015 Full Conference pass

PLUS, the winning company will reap a multitude of benefits that include international media coverage, business coaching and a $5,000 cash prize! A winner will be announced LIVE once all pitches have been made.

Entering is free and easy. To learn more, visit: robobusiness.com/startups.

Not a startup? Not a problem! Witness the excitement first-hand by attending RoboBusiness, the leading business development event of the global robotics industry. Presented by Robotics Business Review, the 2015 conference theme, Robotics in the Corporate Spotlight, examines robotics as a major business-driving technology in global markets and companies. Join over 2,000 business leaders from around the world September 23-24, 2015 as they come together to learn new strategies, make critical connections and discover never-before-seen robotics solutions. To learn more and register to attend, please visit www.robobusiness.com.

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Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots - Collaborative Robot Solutions

Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robotics. The product portfolio includes the UR5 and UR10 models that handle payloads of up to 11.3 lbs. and 22.6 lbs. respectively. The six-axis robot arms weigh as little as 40 lbs. with reach capabilities of up to 51 inches. Repeatability of +/- .004" allows quick precision handling of even microscopically small parts. After initial risk assessment, the collaborative Universal Robots can operate alongside human operators without cumbersome and expensive safety guarding. This makes it simple and easy to move the light-weight robot around the production, addressing the needs of agile manufacturing even within small- and medium sized companies regarding automation as costly and complex. If the robots come into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations. Intuitively programmed by non-technical users, the robot arms go from box to operation in less than an hour, and typically pay for themselves within 195 days. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth with the robotic arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.