Andy Carroll of Skytec

Andy Carroll of Skytec

In this episode of The Chattanooga Business Podcast, Brian Chaney talks to Andy Carroll, CTO and co-founder of Skytec, a company who operates unmanned aircraft systems for the purpose of scanning for engineering and scientific applications. Andy has been in the tech and innovation world of Chattanooga for a while now and has learned a lot about the technical and business side of the industry.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • His background in augmented reality, mapping, conservation, and spatial analysis
  • How he started Skytec
  • The process of choosing business partners
  • Balancing day-to-day operations with a partner
  • The future of Skytec

Key Quotes

  • “You have to have a very high level of communication to make a partnership work.” (8:54)
  • “That’s the other thing we’re really focusing on this year is getting that marketing strategy and beginning to tell the world that we’ve spent four years figuring out the technology, the different combinations of aircraft and sensors and staffing and how to make this business model work.”  (23:52)

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