First Pitch: Land, Sea + Air featured a range of emerging companies in agtech, navigation, safety, utilities, and other autonomous technologies on this occasion in Los Angeles.
The lineup of presenting startups included companies with ties to USC and NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, and a variety of others.
TallyGo, a navigation company featuring next-generation inputs for an improved experience for consumers and commercial users alike, was named best in show by a panel of judges including Maxx Bricklin of BOLD Capital, John Suh of Hyundai Ventures. Greg Autry of USC, and Matt Gildner of JPL.
The closing plenary featured a blue ribbon panel on the topic of adapting smart cities for autonomous vehicles. Speakers included Andy Cohen, co-CEO of Gensler, David Ambroz, President of the LA Planning Commission, and Genenvieve Giulino of the METRANS Center at USC. The panel was moderated by Justin Thompson of Nixon Peabody.
See the event PHOTO BLOG HERE.
Learn more about the FIRST PITCH PROGRAM HERE.