Vision Summit 2015: Competitions

At least 9 companies who presented or competed at the last Summit have since raised Venture Capital Funding.
Many others have joined startups or formed companies with people they met at the Summit.

There are three phases to our competitions.
1. Open call for competitors. 
2. Finalists receive pitch coaching by experts. 
3. A selection of finalists are invited to compete on stage in front the audience and judges.

Deadline: April 9, 2015 23:59 EDT
 

 

Startup
Competition

Are you one of the most promising imaging or video companies with less than $1.5M in fundingCompete for limited presentation slots in front of ~500  attendees including media/brand/tech execs, startups and investors.   

About 20 sub-finalists will receive coaching from Evan Nisselson along with other experts. Finalists will be invited to present on stage at the LDV Vision Summit in front of the audience and judges.

Prize: Winner receives $5K Amazon AWS Credits

Judges: 
Andrew Weissman - Union Square Ventures, Partner
Andrew Cleland - Comcast Ventures, Managing Director
Fran Hauser - Rothenberg Ventures, Partner

Charlie Kemper - Entrepreneurs Roundtable, Co-Founder
Jessi Hempel - Wired, Senior Writer

Pankaj Jain - 500 Startups, Venture Partner
David Beisel - NextView Partners, Partner
Alicia Syrett - Pantegrion Capital, CEO
Jack Herrick - wikiHow, Founder

Jason Ostheimer - Advancit Capital, Partner
Gillian Munson - XO Group, CFO
Julian Green - Google, Group PM Mobile Vision
Sharon Goldstein - XSeed Capital, EIR

David Teten - ff Venture Capital, Partner
Hans-Peter Brøndmo - Serial Entrepreneur
Evan Nisselson - LDV Capital, Partner



 


Deadline: April 9, 2015 23:59 EDT
 

 

 

Entrepreneurial Computer
Vision Challenges

Face off against your fellow Computer Vision and Machine Learning enthusiasts for a chance to present your solutions to hundreds of top industry VCs, media executives and companies recruiting.
This is a two month challenge and you can select from a list of different challenges.

About 20 sub-finalists will receive coaching from Evan Nisselson along with other experts. Finalists will be invited to have the opportunity to present on stage at the LDV Summit 
in front of the audience and judges.

Challenge Duration: 60 days

Prize: Winner receives $5K Amazon AWS Credits

Judges:
Peter Welinder - Dropbox, Engineer   
Patrick Eggen - Qualcomm Ventures
Pete Warden - Google, Engineer
Geoff Judge - iNovia Capital, Partner
Serge Belongie - Professor, Computer Vision
Jan Erik Solem -  Mapillary, CEO
Moshe Bercovich - Shutterfly, GM
Kristen Grauman - U. Texas at Austin, Assoc. Professor
Mor Naaman - Cornell Tech, Seen.co, Co-Founder
Andrea Frome - Google Brain, Computer Vision
Ramesh Raskar - MIT Media Lab, Assoc. Professor
Silvio Savarese - Stanford U., Assist. Professor
Avi Muchnick - Adobe, Director of Products
Ira Kemelmacher - U. of Washington, Assist. Professor
Samson Timoner - Scalable Display Tech., CTO
Sean Ammirati - Birchmere Ventures, Partner
Evan Nisselson - LDV Capital, Partner



Deadline: April 9, 2015 23:59 EDT
 


It was a pleasure judging at the summit, really innovative companies.
— Erik Nordlander, Google Ventures
 
 
You do not disappoint. It was truly an honor to participate in the startup competition and to receive the mentoring. I’m sure this will be just a first of a long run of annual LDV Summits.
— Barbara Tien, Ponga, Co-Founder & CEO
I found a great job at Clarifai from meeting the Founder at the last Vision Summit - very happy!
— Genevieve Patterson, Computer Vision PhD Candidate Dartmouth
 
Very happy I competed in the LDV Vision Summit Computer Vision Challenges. I am actually collaborating with one contact from the Summit on a Shoe Recognition App. I am speaking with another person from the Summit to collaborate on new business leveraging image processing!
— Ankit Sharma, Computer Vision Graduate, U. Florida