FORGE hosted a Rocket Roundtable event in partnership with supplier sponsors AMI, Synectic, and Intertek. This event was meant to give specific startups in the FORGE network a chance to present their products and supply chain issues and receive immediate feedback from supplier experts, as well as facilitate right-fit connections and mutually beneficial contracts as quickly as possible.
The two FORGE network startups in attendance were Pilleve, a startup working in the medical space to aid in the opioid crisis, and Packetized Energy, a startup driving the transition of homes and businesses to more renewable, smart, and flexible energy resources. Both startups had contacted FORGE with a variety of supply chain needs as they work to aggressively scale their operations, and we were able to match these needs with specific capabilities within our network of over 350 regional suppliers.
This curated panel of suppliers brought expertise in various areas of product development, testing, prototyping, and scalable production, and were able to provide the startup attendees with both knowledge and local resources to solve their current manufacturing roadblocks.