Brands+Startups: Boeing HorizonX

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Brands+Startups continues with our innovation Meetup speaker series this Fall, and are pleased to bring you Boeing HorizonX this November 29th.

Formed in early 2017, HorizonX, as it is also known, leverages the power of the world’s largest aerospace company to bring new business ventures to the market to unlock the next generation of game-changing ideas, products, and markets. From investment capital to tech commercialization and market access, HorizonX turns new ideas and businesses into reality.

Investment and partnership areas of interest include: disruptive mobility, advanced logistics, connectivity, autonomy, advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, cybersecurity, AI and machine learning, industrial IoT, space, alternative energy systems and business model innovation.

Join us this November 29th to meet and hear from Aaron Peterman, Senior Strategy Analyst at HorizonX, and see how your startup and ideas can be turned into reality.

Topics Covered

• How to tell if you are prepared to do business with HorizonX

• Why corporations want to do business with startups

• What are the best ways to get a corporation’s attention

• What happens after the pitch and work starts

• The best and worst startup pitches

*****Pizza and refreshments provided. See you on the 29th!*****

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About Our Speakers

Aaron Peterman, is the Senior Strategy Analyst at Boeing HorizonX, The Boeing Company's venture capital arm. Previously, Aaron worked in strategic development and M&A at Boeing, in venture capital at Verus International, and founded nawgin -- a mobile game where friends compete to find out who is more intelligent.

Aaron holds a B.S. in Finance & Economics from the Trulaske College of Business and a certificate in Strategy from Stanford University. Outside of work, Aaron enjoys playing with his dog Cooper, exercising, golfing, reading, snowboarding, and occasionally putting his ACE personal trainer certificate to good use.

Andrew Wolohan, is a Manager at TechNexus, and leads innovation strategy and venture investment alongside TechNexus enterprise partners.

Prior to joining TechNexus, Andrew led commercial due diligence and growth strategy engagements at Stax, a boutique strategy consulting firm specializing in M&A due diligence for private equity and global corporations. Andrew completed his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth and received his BBA in Finance from The University of Notre Dame. When he’s not busy in his ongoing quest to find Chicago’s best-fried chicken, Andrew enjoys competing in triathlons and following international soccer.

About Us

Brands+Startups™ ( is a post-accelerator "finishing school" that helps startups learn how to pitch to multinational corporations. We offer this 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 Heartland Mobile, a Chicago-based non-profit. We are 100% run by volunteers. To learn more, visit

About Our Partner

Boeing ( (NYSE: BA), Based in Chicago, Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training. To learn more, visit .

HorizonX ( is Boeing’s innovation cell. It includes three key teams that work in harmony, each tuned to meet specific demands of new business investments (HorizonX Ventures), non-traditional partnerships and growth strategies (New Business Horizons), and disruptive market strategies (Disruptive Horizons). To learn more, visit .

About Our Host Sponsor

We thank TechNexus for offering to host our upcoming Meetup!

TechNexus Venture Collaborative ( identifies, invests and incubates startups in partnership with enterprises. One of their focus areas is aerospace technologies; specifically for advanced maintenance, workforce optimization, asset tracking, and inventory management. TechNexus also invests in ventures that are strategic for multiple enterprise partners in areas such as machine intelligence, industrial IoT, and drones/robotics. To learn more, visit