Purdue@WestGate launches startup pitches to showcase Indiana’s high-tech and entrepreneurial talent
As part of the ‘First Tuesdays’ monthly events, Purdue@WestGate is adding startup pitches to showcase the state’s high-tech and entrepreneurial talent.
Every first Tuesday of the month, Purdue@WestGate organizes several free events to foster collaboration, innovation, and creativity across the region. The next series of events will feature three Indiana-based startups Tuesday, May 1 at WestGate Academy, including a Purdue Foundry at WestGate Entrepreneur-in-Residence as well as a current and a future Firestarter participant.
Purdue@WestGate is showcasing the technology that fuels The Bee Corp. Ellie Symes, the chief executive officer of The Bee Corp, will display the different sensors they use for their research, their dashboard, and the analysis they have done so far. The Bee Corp is an IU based agriculture-technology startup that has raised more than $750 thousand dollars in funding. The Technology Demonstration will start at 11:30 a.m. ET, with Indiana University sponsoring lunch during the demo.
Along with a technology demonstration from The Bee Corp, Purdue@WestGate is hosting the Battery Innovation Center, a WestGate@Crane Technology Park tenant. Ben Wrightsman, the president and CEO of the BIC, will be speaking about the state of the battery industry. Wrightsman will also discuss the important role energy storage plays in innovating, differentiating, and shaping our lives. The BIC works with more than 100 global firms such as Facebook, Amazon, LORD Corporation, and Cummins. The seminar begins at 3:30 p.m. ET.
The public is welcome to attend any or all events taking place May 1 at WestGate Academy. To RSVP for News Before Brews or the Tech Demo, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
First Tuesdays Agenda
Tuesday, May 1stFree Cowork Day at WestGate
8am-3:30pmThe public is welcome to Free Cowork Day at our cospace, The Lock & Key at WestGate Academy. This also provides the public a collaborative environment to work remotely between the Tech Demo, News Before Brews, Startup Pitches, and The Spirited Entrepreneur. Lunch will be provided by Indiana University.Tech Demo featuring The Bee Corp
11:30-12:30pmPurdue@WestGate features a technology demonstration from The Bee Corp. The IU-based agtech startup has received more than $750K in funding and provides IoT bee and hive monitoring services, allowing beekeepers to maximize hive production, track hive health and security, and increase honey and pollination revenue. CEO Ellie Symes will show the different sensors they use for their research, their dashboard, and the analysis they have done so far. Learn more at www.thebeecorp.com.
News Before Brews featuring The Battery Innovation Center
Ben Wrightsman, the President and CEO for Battery Innovation Center, will be the featured presenter. Wrightsman will discuss the state of the battery industry as well as how energy storage plays an important role in innovating, differentiating, and shaping our lives. The BIC works with more than 100 global firms such as Facebook, Amazon, LORD Corporation, and Cummins. Learn more at www.bicindiana.com.
4:15 or 4:30 pm
AJ O’Reilly – Adventure Field Guides (5 Min)
Roger Morris – risefi (5 min)
Doug Rapp – DEFCON Cyber (5 min)
The Spirited Entrepreneur at WestGate Academy
Come meet fellow entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and service providers! Appetizers will be available and spirits of your choice will be available for purchase.
NSWC Crane STEM Program: Maker Space Open House
13598 East WestGate Drive
Odon, IN 47562
The public is welcome to attend events starting at 8:30 EST. Structured programming begins with the Technology Demonstration at 11:30 am ET.