Alumni Spotlight: Jason Dauble at Simblock.io
Things in the Seed Stage program have already amped up and companies are showing remarkable progress as we move into week three. A particular company we have chosen to follow is Simblock.io with Jason Dauble. One of the companies that applied, got interviewed and accepted into the Seed Stage program.
Simblocks.io is a software company with the goal of connecting traditional gaming technologies with simulation and geospatial visualization. The company makes highly specialized tools that developers in virtual training, geospatial intelligence, and autonomous vehicle markets can utilize. Jason has always been into computer graphics and games, and it was the driving force behind him getting into software development. Jason hopes that the tools developed at Simblock.io will help innovate certain markets and bring with it new value for the consumer. In reference to the autonomous vehicle markets, Jason states that the tools developed at simblock.io direct play a roll in the potential for saving lives.
One of the challenges the market faces is how to “teach” these cars how to react in life-threatening situations. A mistake made by the complex algorithms can cause injury or death for those involved. By utilizing traditional video game technolgo8ies like unity or unreal and paring it with geospatial data Simblocks.io can create hyper-realistic simulations for these autonomous vehicles to practice in. An example of their tools in practice has been realized over the years as they have been applying their technology to a prototype for the “U.S. Army’s Synthetic Training Environment One World Terrain initiative”
When asked about StarterStudio and its programming Jordan had alot to say. For Jason, he knew it was worth applying for the Ideation stage after attending the demo days and being impressed with the content. While being in the program Jason stated that the most important thing he learned was how to talk and pitch to investors. Being apart of StarterStudio has let him network alot as well, and he has come to know the start-up and technology scene very well even though he has not been in Orlando for long.