68th DroneMasters Meetup

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


The Meetup starts at 4pm CEST. 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 #068

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

Sparking mass adoption: Smartphone-powered drone delivery

Shubh Malde & Jan Kryca

Shubh Malde & Jan Kryca


Shubh and Jan left Chicago and Harvard after founding Arda, recognizing that full-stack outsourcing and high-barrier-to-entry hardware were impeding drone delivery's mass adoption. Arda enables traditional delivery operators to become drone delivery operators and is working with West African government and healthcare providers to deliver critical medical items.

Arda, Cambridge (us), ardaimpact.com
04:30 pm

Investing in drone technology - How the UAV ETF is structured

Dan Ahrens

Dan Ahrens

Managing Director

Dan Ahrens is Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of AdvisorShares, an investment firm that specializes in actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs).  Dan is the Portfolio Manager for the AdvisorShares Drone Technology ETF (UAV). Dan’s twenty-plus years of experience in the investment management industry has spanned portfolio management, sales and administration. His extensive expertise has also overseen operations, finance and compliance, which has helped lead AdvisorShares to offer more actively managed ETFs than any other fund sponsor.

AdvisorShares, Dallas (us), AdvisorShares
04:45 pm

Equity Crowdfunding - Insights from a Drone OEM

Frank Noppel

Frank Noppel

Co-Founder & CEO

Founded in 2018, blueflite provides a drone-based logistics platform for faster and more cost-effective deliveries. The company has just successfully completed a funding raising campaign through an equity crowdfunding platform. Frank Noppel, serial entrepreneur and aerospace enthusiast, will talk about his experiences with this funding raising tool.

blueflite, (us), blueflite.com
05:00 pm

Processing Cybernetic IoT Systems in the State of Suspension

Csaba Singer

Csaba Singer


Csaba Singer studied aerospace engineering at the University of Stuttgart and deepened his knowledge in the field of thermodynamics at the University of Exeter. Since then, he has devoted himself to explosive issues concerning the energy transition, especially solar thermal energy, at the Institute of Solar Research of the German Aerospace Center. He is currently active in the field of management and business development.

h-aero, Baden-Baden (de), h-aero.com

Further speakers will be announced soon.


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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