Event 38 Unmanned Systems
This company builds drones, optical sensors, and drone data analysis software for individuals, businesses, and researchers. They participated in our student venture fund program where they competed for twenty-five thousand dollars. During the program they enjoyed the experience they had with the students and also they benefited from the financing because it allowed them to invest in a new service offering.
You can find them working hard on South Main Street Akron. Currently they are working on new project models but have been selling their aircraft commercially for several years now. Very soon they will be releasing a new aircraft which they've designed and manufactured from composites themselves. It will allow them to carry payloads longer distances. What separates them from their competitors is that they focus on software and safety. They have certain processes, automated checklists and other safety features that make their aircraft distinct."It is more than just assembling a model plane and adding autopilot" says CEO and founder Jeff Taylor.
The company mostly benefits from small and medium size surveying companies as they can gain access to larger projects without the cost of investing in a manned aircraft. They are building this company to bring the benefits of unmanned aircrafts to their clients. Lastly a fun fact about Event 38 is that the name comes from a NASA safety requirement for an Iridium radio to verify that it would not drown out the the ISS's emergency satellite phone if it malfunctioned. Jeff Taylor worked on that requirement back when he worked at SpaceX and the name just stuck with him.
It was great catching up with Event 38 and we hope it continues to grow and do great things for the economy in Northeast Ohio!