Monday August 10, 2020 0 comments
LOUISVILLE -- Sticker Control announced it is a finalist in the NXTUS NXTSTAGE Pilot Competition.
The competition is NXTUS’ newest effort to support entrepreneurs and foster innovation in the Industry 4.0 focus area.
Sticker Control, based in Louisville, is a SaaS system that helps small and mid-size manufacturers and distributors automate error-prone manual processes using IoT sensors.
Once these basic problems are addressed, the system allows companies to capture and use data to generate actionable insights.
The solution is easy to adopt, easy to use and affordable – offering 80% of the functionality of enterprise systems at less than 20% of the cost and complexity. According to Sticker Control.
NXTUS is a catalyst for the Wichita startup ecosystem. It helps entrepreneurs launch and grow highly scalable businesses and connect the business community with the innovation that startups provide.
This growth is fueled with purposeful connections, action-orientated programs, and initiatives that provide access to capital.
NXTSTAGE 2020’s 33 finalists, from four countries and 14 states, offer ready-to-use technologies deemed most promising to add value for local corporate and community partners looking to innovate.
Finalists were chosen from a pool of 263 competitors — from six continents, 35 countries and 20 states — trying to present to prospective pilot partners and customers.
“The program’s dual goals — to help promising young companies grow and to foster innovation in our existing businesses and community organizations — are exactly what our region must focus on to attract modern talent and build a brighter, more nimble future out of this current crisis,” said Josh Oeding, NXTUS President and CEO.
For now, NXTSTAGE finalists are getting their introductions to Wichita virtually, through online meetings and video presentations.
Plans call for bringing finalists to the area when travel and meeting restrictions do not impede the startups’ ability to get to know the community better and meet face-to-face with decision makers and local innovation teams.