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 to be announced as they are confirmed

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)