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MAGNET names winners of [M]SPIRE pitch competition

October 31, 2016 by Liz Fox

MAGNET is pleased to announce the names of nine entrepreneurs, startups, and small manufacturers who will receive an array of services and connections through the inaugural [M]SPIRE pitch competition! The finalists were announced Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the third-annual [M]POWER Manufacturing Assembly, a full-day event for manufacturers sponsored by MAGNET, Crain’s Cleveland Business, and the Cleveland Engineering Society. “Entrepreneurship is an essential and irreplaceable component of Northeast Ohio manufacturing, and MAGNET is thrilled to help these individuals and small companies achieve their potential by connecting them to funding and resources necessary for success in the long term,” said MAGNET President and CEO Ethan Karp. The winners, who represent the diversity of Northeast Ohio in terms of geography, age, gender, race, and socioeconomic status, will receive varying types of assistance from MAGNET and MAGNET partners, including grant funding, product development, market research, and specialized consulting services. Applicants selected include: PolyLux LLC – University of Akron spinoff company developing a no-stick bandage that will revolutionize the medical adhesives industry. Parihug – Case Western Reserve University students who aspire to manufacture electronically-connected teddy bears that allow loved ones to connect from a distance. FoodBuggy – Shaker Heights entrepreneur Ron Nelson has created small,

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