Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that A.K. Schultz will be the keynote speaker for Thursday night’s Championship Pitch event. Schultz is the founder and CEO of SVT Robotics. SVT Robotics has dominated the startup headlines across the region as they continue its high-paced growth in the warehouse software automation space.

SVT Robotics is exactly the type of business that we’re trying to showcase across the region. They started at the Launchpad in Williamsburg just over four years ago. Since then, they have raised more than $30M in funding, including a $25M Series A funding round led by Tiger Global, an industry leader in venture capital.

Tickets to attend Start Peninsula’s Championship Pitch event are free, and the event will be held on Zoom.

Nine early-stage businesses will be pitching at the Start Peninsula event.  Each of the nine finalists represents three winners from previous Micro Pitch events that took place throughout 2022. On Thursday, November 10th, three winners will be selected. All three winners will receive $5,000 to fuel their business growth and will have access to local resources.

Start Peninsula 2022 is being held on Zoom and is hosted by the City of Hampton in partnership with the Cities of Newport News, Williamsburg, Poquoson, and the Counties of James City & York. To learn more about Start Peninsula, please visit its website, Facebook page, or FAQ page.