I expect the entrepreneur/academic ratio to be much higher, as it is getting easier for PhD students and postdocs to start their own companies. This year's CVPR will even feature a Venture Pitch Contest as part of the Fourth Annual Vision Industry and Entrepreneur (VIEW) Workshop at CVPR. From the VIEW workshop webpage:
Even if you're not ready to pitch, you can submit a poster or demo to the Industry Session part of the VIEW 2015 Workshop. Great place to show off your new computer vision-powered app. One of the organizers, Samson Timoner, told me the deadlines for submission have been extended. Here are the new dates:
Submission: April 3, 2015 (extended)
Notification: April 8, 2015 (extended)
Workshop: June 11, 2015
This year's CVPR is going to be a great place to network with startups, share ideas, see cutting-edge research and (NEW in 2015) meet folks from the venture capital world. Who knows, if I'm there, I might be wearing a vision.ai T-shirt.