2020 Competition

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.

Past competitors share why you should apply:
ECVC: Eric Wengrowski/StegAI, Jesse Adams/Flatcam, Timnit Gebru/StanfordDivyaa Ravichandran/CMUSean Bell/Cornell,  Alessio Dore/WirewaxSerena Yeung/Stanford
Startups: Seena Rejal/ShapesAI, Jameson Detweiler/FantasmoRosanna Myers/Carbon RoboticsSteve Callanan/WirewaxAlexandre Alahi/Visiosafe

Early Stage 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 ~600 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.

Judges to be announced.



























Application Deadline: March 24, 2020
[23:59 EST]


Our 2019 LDV Vision Summit competitions were in partnership with Google Cloud for Startups.

cloud_lockup_horiz (2).png

Winners received over $100K in prizes from:

cloud_lockup_horiz (2).png
latham logo.png

I’ve never seen a conference like this - you have pure computer vision conferences like CVPR or ICCV or you have GTC-type conferences that are based on one company’s resources.  This is an interesting mix of something computer vision and entrepreneurial - it is very unique in that sense, I have never seen anything like it before. It is a lot of fun.
— Timnit Gebru, 2017 ECVC Winner
The most valuable part of the Vision Summit was connecting with three different companies potentially interested in building on our technology, and with four different potential investors/advisors.
— Sean Bell, CEO & Co-founder of GrokStyle, 2016 ECVC Winner
LDV is a really interesting intersection of technologists, researchers, large tech companies, investors and entrepreneurs. There is nothing else like this out there. People are very open to sharing and helping the community advance together.
— Jameson Detweiler, Co-Founder & CEO of Fantasmo, 2017 Startup Winner
Presenting at the ECVC last year gave me visibility...it was how I came into contact with my current team at Facebook.
— Divyaa Ravichandran, 2016 ECVC Finalist
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
If you work in visual tech, you simply can’t afford to miss the LDV Summit – it’s a two-day power punch of engaging talks and wicked smart attendees.
— Rosanna Myers, Co-Founder & CEO of Carbon Robotics, 2016 Startup Winner
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
It was a pleasure judging at the summit, really innovative companies.
— Erik Nordlander, Google Ventures
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