March has been another productive month for us. We’ve on-boarded two IT students from the University of Newcastle (UoN) to help with the development of our online dashboard, which will allow us to remotely monitor our vehicles when they are deployed. We’re currently in the process of on-boarding two UoN mechatronics students to complete their work experience with us as well. 

CEO Sahil had the opportunity to share our story at several events this month with more to come in the next few weeks. (Stay tuned on our socials for more information.) We were also featured in a new regional podcast as well as a handful of articles, read on to check them out:

Company News

SingularityU Global Impact Challenge
In February Sahil pitched at the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship where he was selected to move on to the finals at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Unfortunately, we didn’t win but we made some invaluable connections which has already started paying off! Read about our experience in the Newcastle Herald here.

Hunter finalists Sahil Harriram, Chad Ramage and Declan Edwards

Newcastle trio zero in on inventing self-driving lawnmower’
Last week the Elite Robotics team was featured in the Newcastle Herald in an article discussing our journey over the past two years. Click here to give it a read.

Nathan Bartlett, Sahil Harriram and Luke De Bono.
In case you missed it, this past month CEO Sahil was featured on the regional startup podcast Welcome to Day One. The 20 minute episode takes listeners through the Elite Robotics story: from small hobby project to full blown startup with all of the ups and downs along the way. Clickhere to give it a listen.
UoN i2n (Integrated Innovation Network) featured us in a follow up story to supplement the Welcome to Day One podcast episode. Click here to give it a read. To learn more about i2n and how they help startups like us, click here.
Nathan Bartlett, Sahil Harriram and Luke De Bono.

Fishburners x Starthouse Regional Pitch Night 
Sahil was invited to pitch ‘shark tank style’ alongside four other amazing startups in the first ever Regional Pitch Night held by Fishburners coworking space in Sydney. The event gave us an opportunity to present how autonomous service vehicles can serve humanity to members of the government. It also gave us great insight into some of the challenges associated with deploying this technology on a much larger scale from the perspective of local government.

Sahil pitching at Fishburners

Newcastle Futurists Meetup

Last week CEO Sahil gave a presentation on the Future of Autonomous Vehicle Technology at the most recent Newcastle Futurist meet-up which had a great turn out. At the talk Sahil discussed how autonomous technology works, the challenges we must overcome to deploy this technology on a much larger scale and some of the future applications for this technology beyond driverless transportation vehicles for people. 

Sydney Smart City Expo 2019

If you’re interested in learning more about the future of autonomous vehicle technology, click here to watch a snippet of Sahil’s presentation from last week at the Sydney Smart City Expo.

On the radar…

Hunter iF Pitch Competition
CEO Sahil will be pitching Friday April 12th starting at 6pm. Finalists will advance to the Hunter Innovation Festival Pitch Competition in May!

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