Verge Aero was a contestant on Americas’ Got Talent Extreme 2022 and they finished the completion in the bottom 3 of the top 7. They got Siman Cowell’s Golden Buzzer for their extreme drone performances.
What is Verge Aero?
Verge Aero is a Philadelphia, USA-based team with the mission of making drone shows ubiquitously. The team consists of electrical, computer, software systems, and aerospace engineers. Since 2016 after founding Verge Aero, they have come a long way with huge growth.
Currently, Verge Aero is based on Pennovation Works at The University of Pennsylvania, a hub of labs, offices, and production space.
Verge has designed, built, and implemented drone light show software to control the swarms of drones for providing existing enjoyment techniques. Through their drone software system, they have created a new kind of light show with a swarm of drones like high-tech fireworks works.
Verge Aero Team
The founding team has four engineers named Chris Franzwa, Anthony Merlino, Tony Samaritano, and Nils Thorjussen. Out of them Antony, Chirs, and Tony met the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Rowan University Glassboro, New Jersey.
The passion for drone technology has brought them together. After they graduate from college, they really want to do something special more than everyone else, that’s how they find Nils. Nils Thorjussen’s background is in making different types of entertainment technologies.
Verge Aero products
Verge Aero has developed and manufactured everything to create and fly sophisticated drones easily shows anyone. Out of drone shows service and drown show design software they have drone show hardware too.
Drone show service
Currently, they have three levels of drone show service that their clients choose from. Each level has different features to best match clients’ needs.
|Standard||For shows without logistical complexity|
Stock content + 2 custom graphics
9 minutes max flight time
Minimum 1 month lead time
|Pro||100% custom content|
Dedicated creative team
Dedicated show producer
13-minute max flight time
Minimum 2-week lead time
|Comando||Complex & last-minute shows|
24/7 on-demand services
What happened at the AGT Extreme audition?
They come to AGT with the hope of putting on the largest show that America’s Got Talent has ever seen. It starts with Terry Crews’s count down and with music, the 160 drones create amazing 3D shapes in the sky and end with the AGT logo.
“That was absolutely astonishing. I can imagine the brainpower of you four that goes into that’s just something so beyond me and, when it was done, I just felt myself wanting so much more,” said Nikki Bella
“This was better than any firework show I’ve ever seen. If you guys come to my Fourth of July party that would be unbelievable. But that was absolutely amazing” Travis Pastrana
I mean I think drones are some of the most annoying things on the planet honestly until now. That was incredible” said Simon Cowell before giving his highest price, a Golden Buzzer. Golden Buzzer means they will come into sight on the AGT show’s finale.
Verge Aero don’t have deep pockets, they are funded pretty much internally and That’s why they came to AGT. If Verge could win against six other winners, they could get the $ 500,000 grand prize. It will help them to get more resources and hire more engineers to expand their company.
Verge Aero is currently active on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
America’s Got Talent Extreme producer and judge Simon Cowell gave Golden Buzzer.
Verge Aero’s founding members are all engineers. They are Chris Franzwa, Anthony Merlino, Tony Samaritano, and Nils Thorjussen.
They have built and implemented the world’s first drone show software that can control swamps of drowning at once. That is how they did an astonishing light show like high-tech fireworks at America’s Got Talent.
Antony Merlino, Chirs Franzwa, and Tony Samaritano were students of the Computer Engineering Department at Rowan University Glassboro, New Jersey. That’s where they met the without of Nils Thorjussen.
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