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    Innovation Factory’s LiFT Program
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What We Do

The Innovation Factory ignites innovation. Through seminars, events, peer to peer groups, and 1-1 mentoring we help Start-ups commercialize their ideas and Small/Medium Enterprises innovate within their organization. Whether you have an idea on the back on a napkin, or a working product with paying customers we can help get you to the next level.
  • Build your business plan
  • Pitch your Value Proposition
  • Connect you with investors

Upcoming Events

LiONS LAIR 2014 Submissions Close
Apr 30, 2014 12:00 pm
Last day to submit your applications for LiONS LAIR 2014!
Sales Peer2Peer
May 7, 2014 8:00 am
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The Big DiF
May 8, 2014 7:00 pm
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