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AeroInnovate Roadshow

Next Stop: Denver, Colorado

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

February 28, 2018

The mission of AeroInnovate is to help entrepreneurs bring their aviation and aerospace businesses to the marketplace. The Denver Roadshow is an outreach event to these innovators in the Greater Denver area.
The Roadshow will give entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to hear directly from investors and OEMs as well as learn about the benefits of an aero-specific business accelerator.

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Protecting Intellectual Property:

Research Based Decision Making

February 21, 2018

1:30 pm CST

Presented by: Ellen Krabbe – Intellectual Asset Consultant/Patent Facilitator/Mentor
Ellen Krabbe is a scientist and researcher passionate about patent searching and the use of patents for technical information and strategic decision-making. In this AeroInnovate webinar, Ellen will discuss the importance of research and patent protection for entrepreneurs. She will provide valuable examples and give advice on how aero-innovators may research and protect their intellectual property.
Ellen is an entrepreneur and founder of FRESCO Services, which has a goal to provide patent and research-based decision services to entrepreneurs and organizations around the world. With more than 30 years of experience in research, science and engineering, Ellen’s acquired specialty skills include portfolio management, knowledge of US and international patent law, searching and analysis.

New Webinar Now Available

The Top 5 Benefits of Mentors for Startup Companies

This webinar features Grypmat founder Tom Burden. Tom is a 2015 AeroInnovate alumnus, a U.S. Air Force F-16 mechanic, and inventor of the Grypmat, a flexible, non-slip tool tray. Tom was recently featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. He made an impressive deal with Richard Branson, Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner! Tune in to hear about Tom’s experience with AeroInnovate and Shark Tank.

Applications for Virtual Accelerator Program Now Open

AeroInnovate is an eight-week virtual business accelerator for early stage aviation and aerospace startup companies. For the first seven weeks, five companies meet virtually with the AeroInnovate team to refine their pitches, develop executive summaries, connect with mentors and accelerate their business.
For the eighth week of the accelerator, companies will visit Oshkosh for AeroInnovate’s Pitch Camp, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and the 10th Annual AeroInnovate Pitch & Mingle. Pitch Camp is a two day event to help finalize each company’s pitch and help them prepare for questions from investors and industry professionals.
On Sunday, July 22, the AeroInnovate cohort will each set-up display space within the EAA Innovation Center at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Booth space is provided by AeroInnovate through its partnership with EAA. The five companies will be on display all week, a perfect networking opportunity at the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration where nearly 600,000 aviation enthusiasts from more than 80 countries gather.
AeroInnovate’s 10th Annual Pitch & Mingle will take place on Wednesday, July 25, during EAA AirVenture. Each founder will pitch their business to a crowd of aviation investors, industry professionals and enthusiasts.
The program goal is to facilitate the alignment of passionate, successful investors and industry leaders with the best aviation-related opportunities in the world.
AeroInnovate has created a network of entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders designed to help aviation related start-ups commercialize their ideas since 2008.
Our Unique Program Offers You:
  • Opportunity to pitch at the 10th Annual Pitch & Mingle event, the largest gathering of aerospace investors
  • Complimentary exhibit space in the EAA Innovation Center at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
  • Ability to connect with leading firms in the aerospace industry
  • Highly-customized support to help founders successfully build a go-to market strategy
  • Two-day Pitch Camp focused on refining message and delivery
  • Mentorship from aviation, engineering, marketing, IT, and legal professionals
  • Development of a marketing strategy, materials and market research through our in-house research center
  • Low cost housing available during EAA’s AirVenture
  • As a GAN Accelerator, AeroInnovate gives founders access to more than $1 million in discounts to products and services that help them run and grow their companies.

About AeroInnovate: Founded in 2007, AeroInnovate helps aviation and aerospace entrepreneurs from across the globe start and grow aero-related businesses and bring related new technologies to the marketplace. The program goal is to facilitate the alignment of passionate, successful investors and industry leaders with the best aviation-related opportunities in the world. AeroInnovate is a program of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and is partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense – Office of Economic Adjustment. For more information on AeroInnovate, visit