LDV Vision Summit: Startup Competition 2018
Welcome!

Many competitors presenting at the LDV Vision Summit over the last 3 years have raised capital after the Summit.

Why Apply:
- Receive the opportunity to present your company to ~600 of the World’s Brightest Imaging and Video Minds in Technology
- Judges will be world renowned entrepreneurs, computer vision experts and investors. Review judges from last year: http://www.ldv.co/visionsummit/2017/competitions
- 10-20 pre-selection sub-finalists will receive mandatory presentation coaching remotely via Evan Nisselson
- 10-20 will be invited to NYC for mandatory in person judging/coaching before the Summit either May 21 or 22, 2018.
- 5-7 finalists will be selected to present in front of the summit judges and audience.
- Teams invited to the in person presentation judging/coaching but who are not selected as finalists to present at the summit will receive 2 free tickets per team to the summit.
- Winner of the competition will be announced at the end of the Summit and we are working on Prizes.

Guidelines:
1. Any business leveraging images, videos or visual data and especially technology solutions leveraging computer vision, machine learning or artificial intelligence. Examples: businesses empowering photography, videography, medical imaging, analytics, robotics, satellite imaging, augmented reality, biometrics, virtual reality, autonomous vehicles, media and entertainment, gesture recognition, search, advertising, cameras, e-commerce, sentiment analysis, and much more.
2. Company has raised less than $2M in funding
3. At least Beta product already launched
4. Revenue Validation a plus!

Process:
1. Call for applicants start: January 30, 2018
2. Application Deadline: March 25, 2018 at 23:59 EDT
3. 10-20 pre-selection finalists announced by April 10
4. 10-20 pre-selection finalists receive remote coaching from Evan Nisselson April 10 - May 1, 2018
5. 10-20 pre-selection finalists receive in person coaching and final selection process either May 21 or 22, 2018
6. 5-7 finalists will be invited to present at the summit. All finalist teams coached in NYC will get 2 free tickets to the Summit. [Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses.]

Judges: Listed in the Agenda http://www.ldv.co/visionsummit/2018/competitions


Good luck!

Questions: Contact Abby at abby@ldv.co

Email address *
First Name *
Last Name *
Company Name *
Company Website *
Linkedin Profile *
Angel.co Profile *
Link to company pitch deck. *
Please submit a link for your pitch deck via an online service such as: Slideshare, Docusend or other. You can provide password if you wish?
Link to a short video presenting the business.
How did the founders meet? How long have you been working together? How do you divide responsibilities? *
Why are you pursuing this particular business? Do you have domain expertise in it? What unique insight or belief(s) do you have about this market? *
What customer validation to you have?
What is your funding history? *
How did you find out about our competition? *
Are you available to be in NYC for presentation coaching on either May 21 or 22 and for the Summit is May 23 and 24th? *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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