Fortyx80's Alicia McGinnis, Module's Brian Gaudio, and RedMorph's Abhay Edlabadkar visit with Matt Summy at Comcast Social Media Lounge at SXSW. They discussed the intersection of public/private partnerships to help grow an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
M25 Ventures is developing a strong, supportive presence in the Midwest, with Pittsburgh serving as its eastern border, and Omaha serving as its western edge. The region welcomes the interest and outreach from the Chicago firm, who often hosts its companies at events and seminars in the Windy City. M25 has invested in Pittsburgh firms, Anglr and JetPackWorkflow
M25 partners, Thomas Eggleston and Mike Asem listened to QuickPitches by LeanFM, Carbon Freight and BoardBookIt.
CarbonFreight, LeanFM and BoardBookit CEO's pitch to M25's partners at Alloy 26
In November 2016, three Pittsburgh start-ups visited John Deere's Innovation Team in Moline, IL to talk shop. As a result, one of the companies, Skycision, led by CEO Brendan Carroll, will partner with the industry leader in a pilot program this spring featuring the start-up's crop surveillance technology. Austin Webb of Robotany and Jorgen Pederson of RESquared presented their innovation as well.
Outbound Trip: Silicon Valley
October 10-11, 2016
FortyX80 partnered with the Pittsburgh Technology Council, Innovation Works, Draper Triangle, and The Webb Law Firm to host top Pittsburgh startups in the Bay Area for face-to-face introductions with venture capitalists, journalists, and other Silicon Valley executives.
Courtney Williamson, Founder and CEO of AbiliLife
Alberto Gandini, Co-Founder and CEO of Accel Diagnostics
Nic Wilson, Co-Founder and CEO of Angler Labs
Joel Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO of Boxzy
Phil Dougherty, Co-Founder and CEO of ContainerShip
Ermine Teves, Product Manager at Conversant Labs
Vanessa Jameson, Co-Founder and CEO of Covey
Dick Zhang, Founder and CEO of Identified Technologies
Adam Simone, Co-Founder of LeafShave
Ware Sykes, CEO of NoWait
Evens Augustin, Co-Founder and CEO of Rijuven
Corinne Clinch, Co-Founder and CEO of Rorus
Jessica Trybus, CEO of Simcoach Games
Brendan Caroll, Founder and CEO of Skycision
Mike Embrescia, Founder and CEO of Workdesq