Having been around FIRST for a while, there are so many products and companies heavily involved in the space.
Off the top of my head: West Coast Products, Limelight, Andy Mark, CTRE, REV etc.
I would be curious if any of these companies started strictly from FIRST, or if they were prexisting.
Also would be curious to learn about any other FIRST related startups. Have any of you started your own companies related to robotics? Think that ALSO might be some of our dreams here… take robotics and go pro in that!
FUN itself is a company that has roots in FIRST. It’s been a dedicated hobby project for a few years but it DBAs under a LLC I own since 2017 and is now my full time job (and possibly others in the future too).
AFT while not directly related to FIRST, has a lot of FIRST ties. Myself, Mike, and Matt all mentor 1678, we have a couple of engineers who are alumni from the team, and there are a bunch of other employees who have various ties to a bunch of other teams within FIRST.
I always get a kick out of it when I show up for a work meeting and everyone in the room is wearing a different FRC team shirt!
One of the other DWE founders is an alumni from 687’s school, and I think one or two other 687 students/alumni are involved with DWE in some way. They’re great people, work on some cool stuff. I hadn’t realized anyone from 6995 was there.