The drone industry may be ruled by a few major players, but much of the industry is driven by the industry’s many startups. The government has largely depended on startups to propel its initiatives forward, such as its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) drone program. And one of the company’s looking to make a big difference in the drone industry is Kittyhawk, a San Francisco-based software startup. The startup’s product strategy and product management teams are led by Sonal Baid, an aerospace engineer who has been with the company for about a year. She spoke with The Drone Girl about her predictions for the industry, the biggest surprises when it comes to drones and how startup culture is driving the industry forward.