Founders Talk w/ Hoverfly Technologies

Friday, June 18, 2021 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

This is a story about recognizing an emerging market and seizing an opportunity to be a leader in the tether-powered aerial drones market.

Meet, Al Ducharme, a former UCF assistant dean and faculty member who sought the entrepreneurial path as co-founder and CEO of Hoverfly Technologies. Learn how he and his small team scaled their technology from a home-based circuit-board-for-drones business into a multi-million dollar enterprise security solution for the military and public safety.

Hear firsthand about:

  • Transitioning from Faculty to Entrepreneur
  • Seizing a market opportunity to leap into entrepreneurship
  • Overcoming financial obstacles
  • Identifying commercial value and fit
  • Resources and epic realizations during the journey
  • The value of having a big vision


Dr. Albert Ducharme, CTO, HoverFly Technologies, Inc.

Moderated by:

Kelli Murray, Chair, UCF Venture Launch

Sponsored by:

Special thanks to Orange County for sponsoring this important program!

Questions: contact Kelli Murray at or 407-754-5526

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