SPIE's Startup Challenge
This year eight entrepreneurial finalists will present three-minute pitches to a panel of judges live in front of an audience at Photonics West 2014 during the SPIE Startup Challenge. At stake is their share of $17,500 cash prize and more importantly a week long entrepreneurial boot camp with professionals to assist them in further refining their ideas.
"We are pleased again to sponsor the SPIE Startup Challenge," said Jay Kumler, President of Jenoptik Optical Systems. "This event is a lot of fun and allows us to promote entrepreneurship within our industry and within our company. For the participants, it's opportunity to hone their investor pitch. For the audience, it's a mix of interesting technology with a hint of your favorite reality TV challenge."
The eight finalists will be selected from these semifinalist: http://spie.org/x105768.xml
Wednesday, 5 February, 2014
3:30 - 5:00pm
Room 130 of the Moscone Center San Francisco, California
Free to all conference attendees.