AeroInnovate Testimonials


See what our alumni have to say about our virtual accelerator program

Aeroinnovate is a special program for entrepreneurs in the aviation industry. It helped us not only refine our strategy for engaging in the marketplace, it was also instrumental in providing an avenue for us to develop contacts that have led to the immediate acceleration of our business. They provide top notch advisors and the kind of personalized support that you wouldn’t find in other accelerator programs. I would highly recommend it to any early stage company that is looking to make an impact in the world of aerospace. Russell Kirkman

CEO, Tellus Aerospace

The biggest value AeroInnovate and Airventure has brought to Grypshon is their networking capabilities, now we have pre-orders, manufacturers, and distributors. Exactly what we were looking for. Tom Burden

CEO, Grypshon Industries

AeroInnovate was a fantastic help getting us formally on our feet. We had our idea for about 4 months before the accelerator program began in the spring of 2015, but hadn’t created anything like business plans, executive summaries, or even looked at funding models. The AeroInnovate team helped us work through all of those hurdles, building the foundation in which Interactive Aerial still functions on today. The virtual accelerator made things easy by allowing us to still operate in Michigan, but prepared us for the pitch night at Oshkosh during the summer. That pitch was the first public presentation we had ever given as a team!

Christian Smith

CEO, Interactive Aerial

With the help of the AeroInnovate team and the individuals at Gener8tor, we were able to fine tune our investor pitch and overall approach to fundraising. Throughout the program we gained access to numerous potential customers and key individuals in the aerospace industry. We are very appreciative of AeroInnovate’s guidance, as well as the opportunities that have been presented to us as a result of our participation in the program. Diana Greenberg

Co-Founder, Enduralock

Aeroinnovate was my first big break. I left for Wisconsin with a few hand built prototypes, some tools and little else. What I found was a community of people willing to help me, believe in me and give me a crash course in business. I count the people I’ve met through the program as some of my closest confidants and earliest advocates. Unlike many “Shark Tank” type pitch competitions, nobody is looking to shoot you down and you don’t just show up and pitch. The Aeroinnovate team helps you hone in on what will make your business successful and support you the whole way.

Nick Sinopoli

Founder, ICARUS Devices