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Aug
22
2016

Drone startup Drofie has joined accelerator in Switzerland

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Latvian drone company Drofie is joining Kickstart Accelerator in Switzerland, after winning the race against 865 contestants. This year, there will be two Latvian companies – Drofie and NotaKey.

Drofie – the world's first folding, smart, auto-follow camera for the pocket, which previously was known as Pocket Drone Kronos – have been selected as one of the startups of the Smart & Connected Machines vertical of Kickstart Accelerator.

From August 22 the Drofie team will be in Zurich, Switzerland, for 11 weeks of intense building, learning and networking.

From Drofie there are two people represented in Kickstart: company’s founder & CEO Mohamed Ghaith and CTO Ahmed Reda.

“During the accelerator we will focus on manufacturing our first commercial version of Drofie. We will produce it in four colors: Gold metallic, Pink metallic, Blue metallic, and Grey metallic,” explained Mohamed Ghaith.

Accelerator provides program with exclusive networking and business opportunities with Kickstart’s partners from the corporate and innovation ecosystem. And on top of this there is up to CHF 25K funding available.

“We have already started preparing the visuals and designs for our crowdfunding campaign which we plan to launch after the accelerator. We expect to get technology support from experts, as well as access to prototyping facilities from ETH Institute of Robotics,” said Ghaith.

As reported before, Latvian cybersecurity startup NotaKey is also selected by Kickstart Accelerator.