Airport Shark Tank

The Airport Shark Tank is a special event for passionate innovators in aviation that allows emerging companies to test their ideas on stage with industry leaders.

Presenters gain valuable exposure to investors, airport decision makers, DHS executives, and potential industry partners, and the winner receives a slot in the Airport Market Match program. Each startup will have 5 minutes to pitch followed by 5 minutes of questions. 

Judges at the December 2018 Shark Tank

Steve Karoly

Senior Director, Innovation and Program Delivery
Vantage Airport Group

Jason Kaufman

President and M&A Practice Lead
The Chertoff Group (Bio)

Peter Neffenger

Senior Advisor
Former TSA Administrator

Michael Stephens

Executive Vice President of IT and General Counsel
Tampa International Airport (Bio)

December 2018 Competing Companies

Cleveland Electric Labs 
Cleveland Electric Labs created FiberStrike┬« fiber optic tamper switches monitor the status of virtually any access portal (manholes, hand holes, doorways, and vaults). The solution rapidly detects and locates any attempts to cut, break, open, tamper, or intrude any secure area in a passive manner that requires no power. 

Dedrone leverages multi-sensor detection technology to detect small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) threats faced by governments, industry, critical infrastructure and high net worth individuals.  On detection, the DroneTracker system can provide real-time notifications alongside methods to engage additional defensive or offensive countermeasures.  The system also records sUAS alerts for post-event analysis, evidence and forensics.

Occly LLC 
Occly offers security management and accountability through wearable technology.  Our proprietary body camera is controlled by the cloud requiring very little user intervention with the ability to deliver real time video on demand or in the event of an emergency, along with location, route history, and a number of other metrics.

OpenConsent offers a Privacy and Security Network that facilitates openness in interactions in private and public spaces, both on and offline, and operational for people, companies and their machines.  OpenConsent helps ecosystems to understand the information they gather and to create a privacy profile, codes of conduct and best practice.