Vision Summit: Competitions

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

 

Startup Competition

Are you one of the most promising visual technology companies with less than $2M in funding

Examples: businesses empowering photography, videography, medical imaging, analytics, robotics, satellite imaging, augmented reality, virtual reality, autonomous cars, media and entertainment, gesture recognition, search, advertising, cameras, e-commerce, sentiment analysis, and much more.

Compete for limited presentation slots in front of ~500  attendees including media/brand/tech execs, startups and investors.   

About 2 sub-finalists will receive coaching from Evan Nisselson along with other experts. Sub-finalists will have in person judging/mentoring before the Summit.  Finalists will be invited to present on stage at the LDV Vision Summit in front of the audience and judges.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017 [23:59 EDT]

Judges:

Eric Jensen, CTO, Aura Frames
Donna Romer, VP Product, IBM Watson
Albert Wenger, Partner, Union Square Ventures
Rudina Seseri, Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures
Zack Schildhorn, Partner, Lux Capital
Emily Becher, Managing Director, Samsung
Rob Spectre, Brooklyn Hacker. Prior, VP, Twilio
Tracy Chadwell, Founding Partner, 1843 Capital
Evan Nisselson, General Partner, LDV Capital

more added soon...
 

 

Entrepreneurial Computer
Vision Challenge

Face off against your fellow Computer Vision and Machine Learning colleagues for a chance to present your solutions to ~500 top industry VCs, media executives and companies recruiting.  

We are excited to showcase students, hackers, PhD's or professors who are working on computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence projects analyzing any type of visual data. 

About 20 sub-finalists will receive coaching from Evan Nisselson. Sub-finalists will have in person judging/mentoring before the Summit. Finalists will be invited to have the opportunity to present on stage at the LDV Summit
in front of the audience and judges.
 


Application Deadline: March 31, 2017 [23:59 EDT]
 

Judges:

Clement Farabet, Technology Lead Cortex, Twitter
Jan Erik Solem, CEO, Mapillary
Andrew Zhai, Software Engineer, Pinterest
Serge Belongie, Professor, Cornel Tech
Tali Dekel, Research Scientist, Google
Vance Bjorn, CEO & Co-Founder, CertifID
Evan Nisselson, General Partner, LDV Capital

more added soon...
 


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