Vision Aerial Wins $50K Top Prize at 2019 Statewide Early Stage Montana Business Plan Competition

Early Stage Montana

CEO Shane Beams launched the Bozeman-based Vision Aerial story to a well attended Early Stage Montana finals competition in a strong 10 company field and cruised away with a $50K check on Thursday evening.    Dugal Health took the runner-up position and will receive special consideration.

A total of 10 companies took the stage to make their pitches to the attendees but especially to those tasked with picking the winner.


Vision Aerial’s strength’s included being the “everything drone” for Northwestern Energy and a totally American made fleet.


Their business model from their website:

“Vision Aerial is building sophisticated drones to assist in the inspection process of public and commercial infrastructure.

Bringing new perspectives and massive cost savings to inspection work.

At Vision Aerial, we are singularly focused on building the best UAVs on the planet for commercial and public asset inspection applications. Our products have thousands of flight hours in 15 countries on 4 continents. We’re committed to supporting our customers with the best service and support in the industry.


Vision Aerial drones are proudly built in the USA.”


Congratulations to the presenters:  and the organizers.


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