High Tech Sector: Aerospace and Transportation Subcommittee
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
4:00-5:15 p.m. (Eastern)
3:00-4:15 p.m. (Central)
2:00-3:15 p.m. (Mountain)
1:00-2:15 p.m. (Pacific)
Emerging Mobility, Connectivity, and Autonomous Technologies Virtual Startup Pitch Event
Jayson Pankin, CEO AutoHarvest
Paul Riser, Director, Technology-Based Entrepreneurship, TechTown Detroit
Nigel Swycher, CEO, Aistemos
Panelists: Key Relationships:
Dr. Carol Scarlett
Axion Technologies, LLC
Dr. Carol Scarlett founded te company, in January of 2016, to produce TRNG hardware based on experimentation she was performing. During her seven years at Florida A&M University (FAMU) Dr. Scarlett, an Associate Professor in Physics, has continued research in the areas of astronomy and particle physics. She has over thirty peer-reviewed publications and holds three patents on a novel technology for material identiﬁcation and TRNG devices. Through her work, she developed a technique to utilize magnetic birefringence and microscopy to extend material identiﬁcation to an unprecedented level of sensitivity. As well, she holds two patents on methods to achieve enhanced optical noise for purposes of encryption and simulations. She has managed over $2 million in grant funding over her career. Since coming to FAMU, Dr. Scarlett has supported 20 undergraduate students in her lab and has served on the dissertation committee for two newly minted physics PhDs. She maintains active collaborations with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).
|Lyden Foust is an ethnographic researcher and co-founder of Spatial.ai, the world's first human-driven layer for maps. A Techstars Mobility '16 company. In eighth grade, he pitched a no hitter.
Dr. Navid Yazdi
Founder and CEO
|Dr. Navid Yazdi (Ph.D., University of Michigan), Evigia’s founder and CEO, has extensive expertise in developing technology and startup business initiatives. He has over 18 years of experience in developing products and solutions for wireless sensing and identification systems, and sensor electronics. Prior to founding Evigia, Navid was responsible for precision electronics development of Corning InelliSense (subsidiary of Corning Incorporated; NYSE: GLW) telecommunication switch products. His credentials include over four dozen technical publications and 17 patents in the field.
Dr. Dan Yanson
|Dr. Dan Yanson (Ph.D., University of Glasgow, UK), has nearly 20 years’ R&D experience in photonics, lasers, and optoelectronics. He planned and managed both technology and product development projects for commercial, defence and space customers in the UK and Israel. He also acts as an external expert for project review and evaluation at the EC in Brussels.
|Cory Hohs has worked at companies big and small for the last 12 years, scaling global hardware and software products. The majority of his career was spent in the telematics and automotive space with NAVTEQ, Nokia and HERE maps. Two years ago he left HERE to start his own company, HAAS Alert, a mobile vehicle-to-vehicle, smart city platform. The company is unifying the way first responders communicate with motorists and vehicles, utilizing existing cellular and mobile infrastructure. HAAS Alert puts emergency responders, utilities, public works, towing and other municipal fleets on the grid, today and delivers real-time data direct to OEMs, smart cities and map/navigation/traffic data suppliers. HAAS Alert is headquartered in Chicago and is in production with 10 cities including Chicago, Palo Alto, Detroit, Portland and Grand Rapids.
A live conference and webinar hosted by the Transportation and Aerospace (A&T) subcommittee and Michigan Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES). This onsite and webinar event will gather leading minds on technology sourcing, transfer, and licensing - from around the world to hear a series of 5 vetted Start Up Company Pitches, virtually- from your desktop, to access real technology opportunities as first customer and strategic partner.
Live From Detroit will host from TechTown Detroit, 3 moderators to lead the Startups into the mainstream discussion with LES members. Given the rapidly emerging mobility, connectivity, and autonomous technologies and the "pedal to the metal" mentality in partnering with parallel industries, the automotive, aerospace, and transportation industries are bound to disrupt like a startup. Intellectual Property is the cornerstone for creating and maintaining a disruptive advantage; LES members will be able to question and offer guidance to the Startups to cover all the IP bases to succeed.
* A free Cipher Automotive analytics report from Aistemos on this topic will be provided to Attendees.
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm EST – Welcoming
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm EST – Virtual pitches
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm EST – Networking
Webinar registration is free to members and non-members.