How to Start an Embedded Vision Company

This is a talk from a prior Summit.
The current Summit schedule can be found here: Schedule 2018
Monday, May 1, 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Summit Track: 
Business Insights

This talk outlines the essential opportunity and daunting challenges of building significant new companies based on deep learning technology, specifically in vision systems.  It draws on long experience as a successful founder, CEO, CTO and investor in Silicon Valley, and lays out some of the key factors in selecting a target market, leadership team, technology foundation, and product strategy.  Its highlights the particular leverage and some of the pitfalls of the deep learning revolution as a trigger for fundable vision breakthroughs.  The talk attempts to help company founders think about their how their priorities and skills are best leveraged in a start-up environment.  The talk drills down on the particular issues of embedded deep learning and vision, especially the essential role for access to relevant training data, the range of workable business models spanning device and cloud, and the stages of deep learning competence.


Chris Rowen, PhD

CEO, Babblabs

IEEE Fellow and experienced entrepreneur, technologist and company builder.

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