Mar 24, 2017
It's been more than 6 months since the FAA policy requiring people to become professional certified drone pilots. Now, new entrepreneurial opportunities for drone operators abound. Drones-As-A-Service is a legitimate business category thanks to DroneDeploy. Cofounder Jono Millin explains how entrepreneurs are using their image capture, data analytics, and 2D image building software as the foundation of this new business category. He also shares some of the other biggest trends happening in this space. Justin Haggerty, Founder/CEO of the International Drone Racing Association talks about the fast-growing new sport of drone racing and what it’s going to take to develop the ultimate fan-friendly live and televised event. But kicking off the show is the winner of the world’s largest startup competition, with Sir Richard Branson as the anchor judge, the Extreme Tech Challenge. Tobin Fisher and his Vantage Robotics team developed the Snap 4k flying camera, which is considered one of the safest drones on the market. He talks about the challenges of standing out in a very crowded space. Plus, he explains the significance of his involvement in helping broadcast stations get Federal approval to fly their drones at-will during breaking news situations.