Supplying the logistics world with drones that keep your packages safe in any weather.

Founded in 2018, blueflite offers a drone-based logistics platform for faster and more cost-effective deliveries. The patented, unique and all-electrical drone design has vertical take-off and landing capabilities, advanced maneuverability, and is built without compromise to meet the rigorous demands of commercial operations. 

“Special thanks to the Michigan Small Business Development Center Tech Team’s Scott Taylor for helping us craft an investor pitch deck for the GENIUS NY competition. We won!”Frank Noppel, CEO

Key Accomplishments

  • Won $1 million grand prize from GENIUS NY, an in-residence business accelerator program in Central New York 
  • Received $1 million investment from Paspalis, a private investment firm in Australia 
  • Successfully completed $400k equity crowdfunding campaign 
  • Office of Future Mobility and Electrification Michigan Mobility Funding Platform $95k grant 
  • Concluded partnership agreement and fleet orders with major medical logistics company, Spright
  • Concluded partnership agreement for life-saving drone applications with Acadian Ambulance 
  • Concluded agreement for delivery drone flight testing with Wonder Robotics 
  • Collaboration with AVSS for application of parachute safety technology 
  • Partnered with NEWLAB and Michigan Central for a pilot project focused on pedestrian safety 

Michigan SBDC Assistance

Tech Team Consulting

  •  SBIR Application and Assistance 
  • Legal 
  • Employee Management and Relations 
  • Supplier Agreements and Contracts 
  • Investor Relations and Outreach 
  • Financial Planning 
  • Financing, including Early Stage, PPL/EIDL and Debt Restructuring 
  • Marketing/Sales Strategy 

Additional Support From

  • Office of Future Mobility and Electrification 
  • Centrepolis 
  • Ann Arbor SPARK 

Published November 2023.

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