At EAA AirVenture, inventors look for funding to attain liftoff
The AeroInnovate program started in 2009, when the first forums to help aviation entrepreneurs were hosted at AirVenture. This year for the first time, the innovations pavilion is in a large tent centrally located on the grounds with lots of foot traffic. "This is a phenomenal opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas," said AeroInnovate program director Meridith Jaeger. "Essentially what we do is provide resources to companies and entrepreneurs, like how to write a business plan and how to pitch to investors."