Gener8tor and Indiana Economic Development Corporation to Host OnRamp Manufacturing Conference in Indianapolis

Gener8tor and IEDC continue partnership to host the leading conference in manufacturing, welcoming hundreds of startups, corporations and investors focused on technology and innovation in the manufacturing industry

Indianapolis, Indiana - Global venture firm and startup accelerator, gener8tor, in partnership with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, will host the OnRamp Manufacturing Conference on Oct. 3-4, 2022, in Indianapolis at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The conference will bring together the manufacturing industry’s leading corporations, investors and startups - highlighting innovations disrupting the manufacturing industry, the leaders making such innovations possible, and the ways new technologies and business models will reinvent the industry.

The OnRamp Manufacturing Conference will serve as a fast-paced networking event, providing a knowledge-sharing platform for leading manufacturing innovators, corporations and investors to engage with emerging manufacturing startup companies. More than 50 startups and over 30 corporate sponsors and investors plan to attend, including global companies, U.S. Venture, Kohler, Rockwell Automation, Sub-Zero and the Heritage Group. Notable venture investors to attend include Lancaster Investments, Hill Capital Corporation, TechNexus and Elevate Ventures, among others.

During the conference kickoff, the 2022 cohorts of the IEDC and gener8tor gBETA Industry 4.0, 5G Technology, and Energy/Sustainability accelerators will pitch their companies to investors and community partners. The gBETA accelerators are the newest additions to the gener8tor-IEDC partnership and focus on early-stage companies working in these industry verticals.

Attendees will hear from the gBETA Industry 4.0 startups including Scout Autonomy, Flowstate Analytics, Top Notch Leads, Future Velo, and Manusis4. gBETA Energy and Sustainability cohort companies to pitch will be Valgotech, Aerodyn Combustion LLC, Cubia Recycling, Conductor Solar and LHP Europe. Companies pitching from the 5G Technology cohort will include Socian Technologies, Ohana, Qumulex, Mentore and Taubyte. Learn more about the gBETA cohorts in the gener8tor media kit.

“Indiana sees incredible value in building and supporting an ecosystem where innovators in these fast-moving and high-tech industries can thrive,” said Julie Heath, vice president of IEDC Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. “Through the IEDC partnership of the OnRamp Manufacturing Conference as well as the gBETA industry-specific accelerator programs, the IEDC and the state of Indiana are committed to the continued support for hardtech, bringing Indiana one step closer to the economy of the future.”

“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with the IEDC for the first in-person OnRamp Manufacturing Conference since 2019 as well as the addition of three new manufacturing and technology gBETA accelerator programs,” said Maggie Brickerman, partner at gener8tor. “We’ve seen the incredible economic impact of both the OnRamp conferences and our gBETA programs in Indiana, bolstering the technology, sustainability and entrepreneurial ecosystems throughout the state.”

For more information or to register to attend the conference, visit the OnRamp Manufacturing 2022 website. Startup companies and founders interested in learning more about the gBETA programming or applying to a future program are encouraged to visit the gener8tor gBETA website.

About gener8tor

gener8tor is a global venture firm and accelerator network that supports startups, founders, workers, employers, artists and musicians across race, place and gender. gener8tor partners with companies, governments, universities and nonprofits to operate programs in more than 41 communities across 22 states and two countries. Fast Company named gener8tor one of the Best Workplaces for Innovators in 2021 and 2022.

About OnRamp Manufacturing Conference

The OnRamp Manufacturing Conference brings together corporations, investors, startups and members of the manufacturing community. The conference highlights innovations disrupting manufacturing, the manufacturing leaders making such innovations possible and ways new technologies and business models will reinvent the industry.

About gBETA

gBETA is a non-equity accelerator that facilitates the growth of early-stage companies through a network-driven program. This accelerator supports five startups per cohort and requires no fees for startups and takes no equity. Since launching in 2015, gBETA accelerator alumni have raised $487M+ in capital and created 3,355+ jobs across the U.S. and Canada.

About IEDC

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is charged with growing the State economy, driving economic development, helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state. Led by Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers, @SecChambersIN, and governed by a 15-member board chaired by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, @GovHolcomb, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, innovation and entrepreneurship resources, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts.

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