Demo day, and completion of Incubate
22 March 2016
After 14 grueling weeks, Ian pitched to a full house of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, and industry representatives. The 5-minute pitch focused on the lack of tools available for crop farmers and graziers to inspect their large farms on a regular basis, in a cost effective manner. Autonomous UAVs operated by farmers are more economical than paying for the services of manned aircraft of expensive UAV operators, and daily flights with a high-performance UAV give more regular and higher resolution data than satellites.
The remainder of the talk described the technology behind the highly-efficient aircraft, the market opportunity, and the business plan.