Robotics Startups: Sign Up to Meet Leading Investors at RoboBusiness

RoboBusiness & Silicon Valley Robotics to Host First-Ever Venture Capitalist (VC) Office Hours

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to break new ground, RoboBusiness is now accepting registrations from robotics startup companies interested in meeting with representatives from over 28 leading investment companies at its inaugural VC Office Hours event. Scheduled meetings will take place throughout day one of the RoboBusiness Conference and Expo running September 28 - 29 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA.


Startups will have an opportunity to gain valuable business plan feedback from professionals who know the robotics industry inside-out. To participate, companies must have an Expo or Full Conference pass and sign up for appointment times with preferred investors in advance of the event.

"Investments in robotics innovation and adoption of robotic solutions across vertical markets are at an all-time high," says Casey Nobile, RoboBusiness Chairman and Director of Robotics Trends Media. "Hosting the VC Office Hours is just one of many ways RoboBusiness leverages its vast network to support the robotics industry and continue its history of being a catalyst that forges the industry into new markets and product categories."

Startups looking for a competitive edge can set appointments to meet representatives from ABB Tech Ventures, PropelX, Ame Cloud Ventures, Lemnos Labs, Sony Ventures, HAX, Idea Bulb, Comet Labs, Rothernberg Ventures, Highway1, Moment Ventures, Tsing Capital, Draper Nexus, Qualcomm Ventures, Grishin Robotics, DCM, Innospring Ventures, Bolt, Autonomy Ventures, Draper Nexus, Yahama Ventures, Trifecta Capital, Root Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Khosla Venture and Eclipse Ventures.

Additionally, RoboBusiness further shines the spotlight on innovative startups at its Pitchfire competition: the must-attend event for investors, robotics entrepreneurs and innovation leaders alike. Representatives from 15 exciting robotics startups will have two minutes each to pitch their business to a panel of renowned VC judges and a packed room of RoboBusiness attendees. The winner will gain international media coverage and a $5,000 cash prize.

About RoboBusiness:

RoboBusiness is the international gathering place for professionals who want to create business advantage with robotics. Join over 2,000 attendees from around the world September 28-29, 2016 as they come together to build relationships, solve problems, embrace new ideas and become competitive drivers of the robotics movement.

For more information or to register to attend, visit www.robobusiness.com.
Join the conversation: @RoboticBusiness | #RoboBusiness.

Featured Product

ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.