Startups Pitch to Win International Media Coverage, Business Coaching and $5,000 Cash!

​​The RoboBusiness Pitchfire is a must-attend event for investors, robotics entrepreneurs and innovation leaders alike. 

  • Get a first glimpse at exciting new technologies and emerging companies
  • Be inspired by new ideas and innovations
  • Identify new commercial partners 

At Pitchfire, entrepreneurs from 15 exciting robotics startups have two minutes each to pitch their business to a panel of renowned venture capitalist judges and a packed room of RoboBusiness attendees. Out of Pitchfire, innovation is recognized and new technologies brought to light! 

The Pitchfire winner will receive:

  • Check for $5,000 sponsored by Next47 a Siemens company

  • Featured interview in Robotics Business Review

  • Dedicated press release

  • Complimentary member of Silicon Valley Robotics with individual mentorship and professional introductions included! 

Last year Autonomous Marine Systems (AMS) prevailed victorious. AMS is a marine data company changing the way the world explores and studies the oceans. Using a low-cost fully autonomous sailboat, they deliver persistent ocean intelligence anywhere around the world at 1/10th the cost of existing services, emitting zero CO2, and without risking human life. Read More...

Pitchfire is included with all Full Conference passes. Expo Only attendees can add access to Pitchfire and the Opening Networking reception during registration!


Pitchfire Emcee:

Andra Keay
Silicon Valley Robotics

2016 Pitchfire Judges Include:

Gareth Keane
Investment Manager
Qualcomm Ventures

Valery Komissarova
Business Development Director
Grishin Robotics

Veronica Osinski
Founder & Managing Partner
Trifecta Capital

Jason Sydow
next47, a Siemens company

*NEW* VC Office Hours

RoboBusiness is pleased to partner with Silicon Valley Robotics to offer Startup/Investor Office hours available on the Expo floor on day 1 of the event. Office hours consist of meetings between VC representatives and startup companies to facilitate networking and the sharing of business plan feedback.

Presentations were succinct and panel discussions were focused. A lot of good information was exchanged