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Morrisville Innovation Foundation Announces 2017 HOTTovation Call for Applications

The Morrisville Innovation Foundation, a program of the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, is proud to announce the call for applications for 2017 HOTTovation participants.

The HOTTovation program is a startup “percolator” program designed to support entrepreneurs developing the technology of tomorrow by coaching and mentoring them with innovative and cuttingedge technologies. The HOTTovation name stems from Morrisville’s role in the region as the “Heart Of The Triangle,” or HOTT for short. The Morrisville Innovation Foundation, a charitable arm of the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, operates the HOTTovation program.

HOTTovation welcomes technology‐focused new and seasoned entrepreneurs as well as early‐stage startups throughout the Triangle. HOTTovation is designed for industry professionals that are developing some type of technology, whether in the life sciences, advanced manufacturing, or hightechnology industries. Participants are not required to be in Morrisville.

During the program, participants will be provided with free office space at the Campbell University – RTP Campus for a period of five months. Additionally, participants will receive a free one‐year membership to the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce with the opportunity to engage in numerous local networking events. As participants work with their mentors over the course of the program, participants are expected to reach pre‐designated milestones and engage in networking and study activities designed to give the entrepreneur’s business a solid foundation.

At the conclusion, participants that have successfully developed their commercialization and development plans will present at a graduation “pitch” event to an audience of local representatives of the startup community.

Ed Burgard, Founder of Dignify Therapeutics had this to say about the program, “I participated in the inaugural HOTTovation program and I can say it has been key to the success of my start up Dignify Therapeutics. The mentoring and connections laid the foundation and my company has successfully raised $1 million in funding. I highly recommend this program.”

HOTTovation 2017 is made possible by sponsors Campbell University – RTP Campus and SAS. The deadline to submit applications is March 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM EDT.


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