Pitch Velocities is every third Thursday of the month.
~Pitch Velocities is not used to solicit an investment from the judges, participants or audience. It is simply for startups who want to practice in front of others and hear constructive criticism on their product or pitch.~
This event is open to the public to watch pitches and hear feedback that could be applicable to their own startup. All are welcome to watch and participate with questions and comments.
February’s judges include Director of Innovation at the City of Bloomington, Devta Kidd and IU Finance Professor/Angel Investor Gregory Renn.
Aspire Group Media is a full service Real Estate Media Company. From listing photo and video services, to brand development –they provide high quality media through drone and HDR commercial photography as well as full video and 3D walkthroughs. Aspire Group Media was founded and is run by Trey Nebergall, a high school senior from Columbus, IN and incoming freshman at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Nebergall is also the winner of the Columbus Maverick Challenge, a regional pitch competition for high schoolers. Aspire Group is set apart by their high quality media and services as well as their social media presence on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube.
Terran Robotics is an autonomous construction company that uses AI to build affordable, sustainable housing. The key insight driving the company’s innovation is that the most abundant building materials on the planet—clay, sand, and plant fiber (usually straw)—are not amenable to existing 3D-printing techniques. By designing a robot with the dexterity to handle the non-uniform nature of these materials, the company is unlocking the potential of earthen building to affordably house people in the United States and beyond. Founded by AI-researcher Zach Dwiel and homebuilder Daniel Weddle in 2019, the company received a major boost when it was awarded a $250,000 NSF SBIR grant in August of 2020. Looking ahead in 2021, Terran Robotics will focus on completing a prototype of their unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) which will build the walls of their homes as well as raising funding from investors to take the company to its next stage of growth.