UltraCell Insulation and Near Field Magnetics Inc. to Headline May 18 Entrepreneur Forum

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Heat Oracle selected as SkyDive presenter

Two local products will be in the spotlight at the Council’s May 18 Entrepreneur Forum as their inventors look for advice and feedback before launching their new technologic advances to the world. Join the Granite State’s entrepreneur and business community and hear from Jon Strimling of UltraCell Insulation and Dave McManus of Near Field Magnetics Inc. (NFMI) as they share their stories with a live audience and panel of hand-selected experts at 5:30pm on Wednesday, May 18 at FIRST Place in Manchester. Bedford-based Heat Oracle, a heating fuel sensor that manages storage and safety alerts, is the event’s featured Sky Dive, where company founder Louis Treboal will have three minutes to give a live pitch about his company to the audience.

May EF“Entrepreneur Forum is a sounding board for companies of all levels to get real-time feedback about a product, strategy, growth plan and everything in between,” said Matt Cookson, the Council’s executive director. “It’s also an incredible learning experience for attendees who get a sneak peek into what could very well be the next big advance in any given industry.”

UltraCell Insulation, based in Bedford, is launching an advanced form of cellulose building insulation with breakthrough performance and cost advantages. The company’s product is manufactured from recycled cardboard and UltraCell has partnered with the nation’s largest corrugated recycling plant to launch its product later this year. The company will be represented by Founder and CEO Jon Strimling as he seeks guidance on UltraCell’s scale-up and roll-out.

Strimling is a seasoned executive and entrepreneur with experience launching CleanTech and SaaS ventures. He’s also launched two successful renewable energy companies and held leadership roles with American Industrial Partners, General Electric and DEKA Research and Development. He earned two Master’s degrees in management and engineering from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.

Milford-based Near Field Magnetics Inc. (NFMI) enables businesses to access and collect data otherwise difficult to obtain because sensors can’t communicate through metal, liquid or electromagnetic interference. NFMI’s sensor systems collect data and then communicate via magnetic fields. The data is then moved to the Internet of Things (IoT) via standard protocols for use in predictive analytics. Currently preparing for launch, company president David McManus is seeking exposure and feedback on the company’s business model and approach.

McManus has extensive experience in operations management, engineering management, program management and strategic planning. His specialties include process optimization, cost reduction, product development and quality improvement. His prior roles include vice president of operations at Labsphere – where he was a member of the company’s board of directors – principal at Alpha Process Consulting, vice president of operations at SeaChange International, along with extensive work in manufacturing, engineering and technology. He holds a Master’s in management, technical innovation and operations management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and a Master’s in electromagnetics and a Bachelor’s in electromagnetics and signal processing from Northeastern University.

Tickets to the Entrepreneur Forum are $15 for members and $30 for not-yet-members and include networking and heavy hors d’ouevres by the technically delicious Tidewater Catering. Students and student groups are encouraged to attend; please contact the Council for more information about student rates and group discounts. Get tickets online.

The following companies are generous sponsors of Entrepreneur Forum: Autodesk, Cook Little Rosenblatt and Manson, Dyn, TD Bank, Entrepreneur Foundation of New Hampshire, and Howe, Riley & Howe.