Axsun Technologies announces sponsorship of SPIE Startup Challenge at Photonics West 2016

Billerica MA (December 8, 2015) – Axsun Technologies announced that it will be participating as a Lead Sponsor in the 6th Annual SPIE Startup Challenge taking place during the SPIE Photonics West Conference in San Francisco in February 2016.


Several photonics experts from the Axsun team will volunteer as judges during the competition, which involves applicants pitching their light-based technology ideas and business plans in effort to win over $85,000 in cash, prizes, and promotion. Participants also receive coaching to help refine their business plans, plus valuable networking opportunities with representatives in IP law, finance, marketing, and capital funding.


“We are excited to support this global competition for startups and emerging companies who share our company’s entrepreneurial spirit,” said Nate Kemp, Market Development Manager at Axsun.  “It is important for successful companies like Axsun to share our knowledge and help facilitate further innovation in photonics industry at the ground level.”


Axsun will also have new products on display during the BiOS and Photonics West expositions.  Visit Axsun’s booths (BiOS: #8723, PW: #417) to see how Axsun is shaping the future of compact and cost-effective OCT imaging engines.


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About Axsun Technologies

Axsun Technologies, established in 1998, develops and manufactures industry-leading optical coherence tomography (OCT) and near-infrared (NIR) MEMS-based optical engines for medical imaging, industrial analysis, and telecommunications. Through its expertise in micro-optics, optical packaging, and precision engineering, Axsun has pioneered an entirely new class of high-performance, miniaturized, and cost-effective instruments to enable a dramatic shift from lab-based measurements to online, in-situ, and in-vivo measurements, without compromising performance.