Premieres on November 13, 2023
The first episode of Meet the Drapers Season 6 features Tim Draper and guest judges evaluating pitches from four startups in Denmark. The startups present solutions in inclusive communication, drone technology, AI-powered car inspections, and shared mobility aggregation. After consideration, the judges select drone startup Airflight to advance to the semi-finals. Viewers are encouraged to vote online for their favorite startups, with the top audience choices joining Airflight in the finale.
What solutions did the Danish startups present?
- Develop Diverse offers an inclusive writing platform for reducing workplace bias
- Airflight builds drones for faster wind turbine maintenance
- Focalx provides AI-powered car inspections for rental fleets
- Cogo aggregates shared rides from scooters, bikes, cars, etc.
What criteria did the judges use for evaluation?
- Solving real problems that improve lives
- Having large addressable markets
- Differentiating from competitors
- Demonstrating passion and capabilities
- Validating business models with revenue
Why did Airflight advance to the semi-finals?
- Huge market potential in wind energy
- Differentiated drone technology and capabilities
- Founders’ perseverance and entrepreneurial drive
- Concerns about focus and scalability for other startups
How can viewers participate in the finale?
- Online voting allows viewers to select favorite startups
- Top 3 audience choices will join Airflight in finale
- $1 million investment awarded to finale winner