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Our second innovation summit is Friday, March 25. Manufacturing and engineering startups and industry experts will come together for a day of collisions between the seasoned and the startups.
The first innovation summit was an experiment and the results proved successful. Thirty industry experts heard what startups in the food and agricultural worlds were working, and the startups received feedback and advice from experts who know the industry inside and out.
This Friday, we will have representatives from industry leaders and seven manufacturing-focused startups. Here’s a preview:
Industry leaders, from organizations such as:
- Iowa Innovation Corporation (IICORP)
- Iowa State University
- Schafer Solutions Inc.
- JET Engineering
- Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub
- Iowa Interstate Railroad
- Raining Rose
- Marion Process Solutions
- Shive Hattery
About the Blackstone Charitable Foundation
The Innovation Summit Series would not have been possible without the support from the Innovation Grant awarded to NewBoCo by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.
The Blackstone Charitable Foundation was founded at the time of Blackstone’s IPO in 2007 with substantial commitments from the Firm’s employees. Influenced by the enterprising heritage of the firm and its founders, The Blackstone Charitable Foundation is directing its resources and applying the intellectual capital of the firm to foster entrepreneurship in areas nationwide and globally. Through its investment expertise across several asset classes and geographies, Blackstone has a unique perspective on the global economy and a heightened understanding of how entrepreneurial activity is often the crucial catalyst in the growth of successful businesses, industries and communities. For more information, see http://www.blackstone.com/foundation.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row]