TechNexus Partners With Forbes Reinventing America Summit

TechNexus Partners With Forbes Reinventing America Summit 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 01/15/14 --  TechNexus, a venture
collaborative, is the entrepreneurial partner for the inaugural
Forbes Reinventing America Summit, scheduled for March 26-28, 2014,
at Chicago's JW Marriott. This invitation-only event will bring
together leaders of the next industrial revolution for a non-partisan
discussion about the role of heartland innovation in the U.S.
economy's recovery. 
"We're happy to partner with Forbes as part of our national
engagement, and help bring its inaugural Reinventing America Summit
to Chicago," said Terry Howerton, Co-Founder and CEO of TechNexus.
"We believe that the best way to reinvent America is to empower
established corporations to collaborate with entrepreneurs," he
continued. "Technology is a driver of business processes and
implementation, so every company is a 'tech' company, and there's a
tremendous opportunity to help them innovate successfully." 
Participants include the Mayor of the City of Chicago Rahm Emanuel;
Forbes Media Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes; Bill Ford,
Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company; Harold G. Hamm, Chairman and
CEO, Continental Resources; Sam Zell, Chairman and Founder, Equity
Group Investments; David Cote, Chairman and CEO of Honeywell; Indiana
Governor Mike Pence and North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple among
many others. Presenting sponsors include Northwestern Mutual and
Samsung. Supporting sponsors are Horatio Alger Association and the
Indiana Economic Development Corporation.  
"The goal of this summit is to incubate the successes of the nation's
industrial core, and there's no better place to celebrate creativity
and ingenuity than in Chicago, the city of industry," said Steve
Forbes, Forbes Media Chairman and Editor-in-Chief. "Too often
industries in the heartland are overlooked, and yet many of them from
Wal-Mart and Ford to Honeywell are leveraging technology and driving
innovative manufacturing techniques in unique ways. Our hope is to
show how many of these companies are truly helping reinvent America." 
As Forbes' entrepreneurial partner, Howerton will lead part of the
Summit on ways that industry leaders can unlock innovative success by
collaborating with entrepreneurs on the frontier of
 what's been
standard practice, drawing on the experiences of TechNexus and its
corporate partners. Forbes will also be its ongoing exclusive
national partner on communicating an ongoing program, called
Innovation Priorities 2014, that will research and propose solutions
to the tech challenges facing America's leading industries, starting
with Retail & Analytics next month. 
TechNexus, a venture collaborative, co-founds disruptive technology
ventures on the frontiers of innovation by aligning corporations with
entrepreneurs, assembling the right combination of staff, engineers,
and resources, and then guiding those businesses to markets and
customers that generate revenue faster and more successfully. Its
national, open network of incubators, talent, and ideas is anchored
in a new 50,000 sq. ft. workspace in Chicago's historic Civic Opera
House. 
For more information on the Forbes Reinventing America Summit, please
visit: 
http://www.forbes.com/conferences/2014/ReinventingAmerica-2014.html  
For more information on TechNexus, please contact:
Jonathan Salem Baskin
312.725.0261
jonathan@technexus.com