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Leading Manufacturing Corporations Come to Milwaukee to Discuss Partnership and Investment Opportunities with High Growth Startups

More than 200 startups are anticipated to apply for one-on-one meetings with an estimated 20 participating corporations.

By - Aug 3rd, 2017 02:17 pm
Miller Park. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Miller Park. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

August 3, 2017 (Milwaukee, WI) – gener8tor is hosting the inaugural OnRamp Manufacturing Conference on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More than 200 startups are anticipated to apply for one-on-one meetings with an estimated 20 participating corporations including A.O. Smith, GE, Caterpillar, Kohler, Dow Chemical, Lowe’s, Rockwell Automation, Harley-Davidson and Schneider.

Presented in partnership with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) , the conference will bring together leading corporations, investors and startups for a day of networking and dealmaking. The conference will highlight innovations disrupting the manufacturing industry, the leaders making such innovations possible, and forecast how new technologies and business models will transform the burgeoning industry. The conference is expected to draw more than 500 attendees from the corporate, venture capital and startup communities.

Unique to OnRamp, the conference includes a Startup Track, featuring curated, one-on-one pitch sessions between selected startups and corporate venture capital and innovation executives from participating manufacturing companies to discuss potential customer relationships, strategic partnerships and, if appropriate, investment opportunities. Participation and conference registration is completely FREE for selected startups.

Currently, 20 corporations are registered to participate, including: Actuant, A.O. Smith, BP, Breakthrough Fuels, Caterpillar, Charter Manufacturing, Clorox, Dedicated Computing, Dow Chemical, DuPont, GE, Harley-Davidson, Kerry, Kohler, Lowe’s, Rockwell Automation, Sargento, Schneider, UPS, and U.S. Cellular. Corporate attendees include C-suite and senior executives from corporate venture capital, innovation, M&A, business development and strategy departments.

The deadline for startups to apply is August 12, 2017:
https://www.onrampmanufacturingconference.com/startups/ .

About the OnRamp Manufacturing Conference:

The OnRamp Manufacturing Conference brings together the manufacturing industry’s leading corporations, investors and startups. The conference highlights innovations disrupting the manufacturing industry, the policy makers and leaders making such innovations possible and forecasts how new technologies and business models will transform the burgeoning industry .

The day-long conference includes a Startup Track, featuring curated, one-on-one pitch sessions between selected startups and corporate venture capital and innovation executives from participating manufacturing companies to discuss potential customer relationships, strategic partnerships and, if appropriate, investment opportunities.

The OnRamp Manufacturing Conference will take place on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Event and registration information is available at onrampmanufacturingconference.com.

For more information about registration or sponsorship opportunities, contact Associate Director of Business Development, Clare da Silva at clare@gener8tor.com.

The 2017 OnRamp Manufacturing Conference is sponsored by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC).

For more information about OnRamp Manufacturing, visit
onrampmanufacturingconference.com or follow @OnRampMfg on Twitter.

About Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC):

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) is the largest and most influential business association in the state, working to make Wisconsin the best state in the nation to do business. WMC is the state chamber of commerce and state manufacturers association. The association is also affiliated with the WMC Foundation, which runs the Wisconsin Safety Council and Business World. WMC is proud to have been serving as ‘Wisconsin’s business voice’ since 1911, representing over 3,800 member companies, spanning all sectors of the economy.

For more information about WMC, visit www.wmc.org or follow @WisconsinMC on Twitter.

About gener8tor:

gener8tor is a nationally ranked startup accelerator that invests in high-growth startups. Three times per year, gener8tor invests up to $140K in each of five startups who receive a concierge experience during its 12-week program. gener8tor supports the growth of these startups through its network of experienced mentors, technologists, corporate partners, angel investors and venture capitalists. To date, gener8tor’s 54 portfolio companies have raised more than $120M in follow-on financing and employ more than 1,500 people. gener8tor is a proud member of the Global Accelerator Network and is sponsored by American Family Insurance. Gener8tor has offices in Madison, Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

For more information about gener8tor, visit www.gener8tor.com or follow @gener8tor on
Twitter.

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