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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    The Future of Aerospace: AIAA Beyond B2B Startup Showcase

    In conjunction with The Frontier Conference

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    New Orleans, LA


    Join AIAA for a high energy afternoon of pitches showcasing the technologies that hold the key to the future of aerospace. This startup showcase will highlight the newest, most exciting innovations in aerospace from entrepreneurs all across the country.

    Startups will have the opportunity to pitch to industry executives from aerospace and other industry sectors as well as venture capitalists. Startups, regardless of funding or development stages and levels of technology readiness, will be participating. Non-aerospace startups with potential aerospace utility are also encouraged to participate.

    Executives have the opportunity to find new and exciting technology collaborators. Limited opportunities to present a “reverse pitch” are available – corporations and government agencies pitch their projects to startups that address challenges, blue sky ideas, and/or collaboration opportunities.

    After the showcase, attendees are invited to network at the opening reception.

    Admission to the featured sector presentation is included in Frontier Conference registration. Startups must apply to participate in the pitch showcase, and those selected will be given complimentary Frontier Conference registration but are responsible for their own transportation expenses. You will need to create an AIAA account to apply but there is no cost and AIAA membership is not required.


    Startup Showcase Timeline

    December 1, 2017  Showcase Application Form Open
    February 4, 2018   Showcase Application Deadline
    February 5-23, 2018 Selection Committee reviews applications and chooses participants
    February 26, 2018 Showcase participants notified


    Startup Showcase Selection Criteria and Committee

    Submissions will be judged based on technical feasibility, innovation, and utility. The selection committee is comprised of representatives from AIAA’s technical committees and corporate member community.

    For more information contact Tobey Jackson at or (703) 264-7570.



    Receive 20% off The Frontier Conference registration with code AIAA20.


    Hotel Reservations

    The Frontier Conference has made arrangements for discounted room rates at the Ace Hotel located on the corner of Carondelet and Lafayette Streets in New Orleans. Book your room today!