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 (https://www.meetup.com/Brands-Startups/about/).

Follow Us

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.

Past events (21)

Labs+Startups & Dow Chemical's Digital Marketplace Center


Brews+Startups @ Ballast Point Brewing Company

Ballast Point Brewing Chicago

Labs+One: Meet Proven Startups from other Labs


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