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 20 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
- Albert Wenger, Partner, Union Square Ventures
- Zack Schildhorn, Partner, Lux Capital

Jenny Fielding, Managing Director, Techstars
Emily Becher, Managing Director, Samsung
- Rob Spectre, Brooklyn Hacker. Prior, VP, Twilio
- Tracy Chadwell, Founding Partner, 1843 Capital
- Evan Nisselson, General Partner, LDV Capital

Marvin Liao, Partner, 500Startups
- Jessica Peltz-Zatulove, Partner, KBS Ventures
- Judy Robinett, Founder, JRobinett Enterprises, Author "How to Be a Power Connector"

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
- Josh Kopelman, First Round Capital, Managing Partner
- Jan Erik Solem, CEO, Mapillary
- Andrew Zhai, Software Engineer, Pinterest
- Serge Belongie, Professor, Cornell Tech
- Tali Dekel, Research Scientist, Google
- Vance Bjorn, CEO & Co-Founder, CertifID
- Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman Facebook, Research Scientist, U. Washington, Assist. Professor
- James Philbin, Zoox, Senior Director, Computer Vision

Oscar Beijbom, nuTonomy, Senior Research Scientist
- Evan Nisselson, General Partner, LDV Capital
- Christoph von der Malsburg
, Senior Fellow Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies,  
Manohar Paluri, Facebook, Manager, Computer Vision Group
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