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Innovate Sullivan Kickoff Event

May 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for the Innovate Sullivan kickoff event May 17th at the Sullivan Civic Center!

We have some very special guests in the line-up to make this a can’t miss evening.

Helping connect rural Indiana to the 21st century data driven economy, our friends from the Battery Innovation Center (BIC) located near Crane Indiana and Tesla in Indianapolis will join us to open the event. Ben Wrightsman, CEO of the BIC will be our featured speaker and will showcase the high tech, specialized batteries they develop and test. George Clark with Tesla will have two of their incredible all electric vehicles on display for you to get up close and personal with. If you have never sat in a Tesla and experienced the incredible attention to detail I highly recommend it!

So how do high tech industries and the data economy affect rural Indiana? Bryan Rushton with LHP Engineering will help connect the dots. LHP works with many automotive, aerospace and defense clients. Recently they announced an Autonomous Electric Vehicle 8-week Bootcamp!

Jason Salstrom from Purdue@Westgate will be on hand to give a brief presentation about the remarkable things happening less than an hour away from Sullivan.

And if that’s not enough we will have several amazing startup pitches from Twisted Fry, the 1st food truck in Terre Haute and a member of Launch Terre Haute.

Local startup Petty Pitstop and founder Jen Petty will be providing a great blend of specialty food and drinks for every taste bud along with the Sullivan High School JAG students Extreme Lemonade stand for all the great flavors you never thought of.

Innovate Sullivan is the beginning of a long-awaited initiative coming to fruition through the forward thinking vision of local leaders, innovators and government bodies to create an entrepreneur led public – private partnership for true 21st century community innovation.

Here is the event schedule for May 17th:

4:30 – 5:00  Networking and Tesla walk around

5:00 – 5:10  Welcome Message from David Dubree and Shelley Klingerman

5:10 – 5:40  Ben Wrightsman – BIC

5:40 – 6:10  Jason Salstrom – Purdue@Westgate

6:10 – 6:30  Brian Rushton – LHP Engineering

6:30 – 6:45  Twisted Fry Startup Pitch and Story

6:45 – 7:30  Networking and Tesla Ride Along

We look forward to seeing you there,

David Dubree

Innovate Sullivan – Powered by Launch Terre Haute



Sullivan Civic Center
344 North Main Street, Sullivan, IN 47882
Sullivan, IN 47882 US
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