The eighth annual Swim with the Sharks pitch competition hosted by the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Enterprise Center (EEC) has named a winner from its three finalists for the Oct. 20 presentation. Out of the three final contestants competing for a $10,000 grant, a Delaware Small Business Development Center client, Adam Stager, Founder and CEO of TRIC Robotics, won this year’s competition!
“Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Newark, DE (USA), our goal is to improve the future of agriculture through sustainable innovation. By reducing chemical use on farms and providing critical information to growers we are creating a more stable supply of food and reducing agricultural risks.” -Adam Stager, Founder & CEO
TRIC Robotics is a Newark-based robotics company that is developing a robot to aid in the cultivation of crops without pesticides. The robot described as “a Roomba for the field” is being piloted on two farms in Delaware and one in West Virginia. It autonomously performs weeding and pathogen treatments at night using UV light while collecting data to inform a farmer of plant health and productivity. Adam Stager is a roboticist, specializing in the design and control of mobile robots. He began his journey as an entrepreneur in 2017 by selling robots to SWAT teams and has experience in marketing and product development after successfully launching a Kickstarter in 2018. Adam is passionate about sustainable innovation and improving our impact on the world using technology.
Congratulations on winning the 8th Annual Swim with the Sharks Competition Adam!