61st DroneMasters Meetup

60 minutes full "droning" - followed by networking & talks


The Meetup starts at 4pm CET. The Meetup language is English. Registered participants will receive an access link to a Microsoft Teams event and a quick start guide on how to join. Networking afterward is made possible by DroneMasters' instant messenger.


04:00 pm

Intro. DroneMasters Meetup #061

Frank Wernecke

Frank Wernecke

Founder & CEO

Frank Wernecke is the founder and CEO of DroneMasters Boost GmbH, a consultancy focusing on vertical mobility and drones. He is also the founding partner of the DroneMasters Academy, which inspires kids and young adults to become tomorrow's inventors, developers, and entrepreneurs.

DroneMasters Boost GmbH, Berlin (de), dronemasters.com
04:15 pm

1) Guaranteed connectivity for long-range drones

Kim Mahler

Kim Mahler

CEO & Co-Founder

Kim Mahler is co-founder and CEO of Voltela Inc. Previously, he spent 10 years in applied research and innovation at Fraunhofer, NYU, and Cornell Tech.
Voltela provides a communication network for drones that enables the monitoring of drones during beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights.

Voltela Inc., New York (us), www.voltela.com
04:30 pm

2) How to approach venture capital investors as a startup in aviation

Ben Marcus

Ben Marcus

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Ben Marcus is co-founder and Managing Partner of UP.Partners, the early-stage investor partnering with entrepreneurs building businesses enabling the future of multi-dimensional mobility.
Prior to UP.Partners, Ben co-founded the airspace management platform AirMap. AirMap is delivering technology solutions for Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management (UTM) to enable advanced aerial mobility operations at scale.

UP.PARTNERS, Santa Monica (us), up.partners
04:45 pm

3) Development of eMagic One

Michael Kügelgen

Michael Kügelgen


Michael Kügelgen, CEO and Co-Founder of eMagic Aircraft, is graduated as a mechanical engineer and pilot for 45 years. He developed numerous manned and unmanned flight systems. Twenty-five years ago, he founded MK Technology, a company specializing in custom machine building, and has built a production line for SpaceX, among other projects.

eMagic Aircraft, Grafschaft bei Bonn (de), emagic-aircraft.com


Prior registration is mandatory. We reserve the right to make changes to the program at short notice and without prior notice - this does not result in any claim for a refund.


DroneMasters' mission is to accelerate the evolution of vertical mobility. The DroneMasters Meetups provide the leading global cross-industry network around vertical mobility and drones. At the DroneMasters Meetups, experts and enthusiasts from business, science, civil society, administration, and politics share ideas and experiences to shape the sustainable use of drones.

The talks are limited to 10 minutes to keep the event entertaining. The presentation language is English. Members of the DroneMasters Pioneers Club can participate via live stream and interact via DroneMasters' instant messenger service on Mattermost (open source, self-hosted Slack alternative).

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