SANTA CLARA, CALIF. — Boston-based Southie Autonomy was named winner of the annual Pitchfire Start-Up Competition, held at the RoboBusiness 2018 event. The company’s intelligent robot software platform makes robotic automation feasible for any size batched material handling application without specialized programming expertise.
Southie Autonomy was among five companies selected to participate in the startup competition, an annual event where the top robotics startups pitch a panel of judges about their companies and product offerings. Showcasing innovation, creativity, and technological development, the Pitchfire winner earns a $5,000 cash prize, yearlong coverage on Robotics Business Review, and meetings with investors and industry insiders.
Hosted by Gray Bright, CEO of Cloud Transportation Technologies, the Pitchfire event this year included a five-judge panel, including Bob Christopher, managing director at Panasonic; Ashish Aggarwal, special advisor at Grishin Robotics, Julian Counihan, partner at Schematic Ventures; Steve Goldberg, chief product officer at Alcatraz AI and operating partner at Venrock; and Noland Ketler, an investment banker and associate with Beringer Finance, U.S.
Frontier Bio won second place at the competition, and Ubiquity Robotics earned third place.
More coverage of Pitchfire and other events at RoboBusiness 2018 will be coming soon.