What we're about


Brands+Startups™ is a post-accelerator "finishing school" that helps startups learn how to pitch to multinational corporations. We offer this program as part of our mission to foster economic development within the high-tech startup community in the Heartland of America. Brands+Startups is organized by the Heartland Mobile Foundation, a Chicago-based non-profit. We are 100% run by volunteers. For more details, visit our Pages (http://www.meetup.com/Brands-Startups/about/).

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Twitter: #BrandsStartups
Twitter: @heartlandmobile
Facebook: heartlandmobile

Get In Touch With Us

hugh (at) heartlandmobilecouncil (dot) com
President and Founder

maritza (at) heartlandmobilecouncil (dot) com
VP, Marketing


If you'd like to volunteer and/or find out more about our mission, and how you can be a part of our upcoming programs, contact us at any of the above emails. We look forward to collaborating with you as we grow and foster innovation in the Heartland of America.


If you'd like to reach out to our innovative and tech savvy audience, contact hugh (at) heartlandmobilecouncil (dot) com to find out how to get involved.

Upcoming events (1)

Labs+One: Meet Proven Startups from other Labs

(NOTE: THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT FOR CORPORATE INNOVATION LABS, PLEASE EMAIL US IF YOU QUALIFY AND NEED THE LINK/PW TO REGISTER. IF YOU ARE A STARTUP AND WANT TO ATTEND, HAVE YOUR CORPORATE PARTNER REACH OUT TO US.) Would you like to meet the most unique and impactful startup partners from other innovation labs? Labs+Startups is launching a new event series for 2019 called "Labs Plus One." The Labs+One format is intended to be a small, informal, exclusive, and no-selling gathering where Labs come with their "Plus One" - their startup that they want to show off to everyone else. How does it work? It is as simple as 1-2-3! 1. You (corporate innovator) invite your +1 startup/innovation partner to the event. 2. At the event, you introduce your startup/innovation partner to the group. 3. Eat, drink and meet the best startups your colleagues are using! Our inaugural event is scheduled at 6 PM on April 24th. We are capping the audience to 12 Labs + 12 Startups to ensure you can meet everyone. Limited tickets are available at $49 (inclusive of tax) for you and your startup.

Past events (17)

Labs+Startups: Kimberly-Clark

Chicago - Loop

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