3D Scanning Company Gains Grant

Posted: Updated:
The Figuro3D management team (from left to right): Sandra Gesing, Paul Brenner, Christopher Sweet, Robert Kuang and James Sweet. The Figuro3D management team (from left to right): Sandra Gesing, Paul Brenner, Christopher Sweet, Robert Kuang and James Sweet.
SOUTH BEND -

South Bend-based Figuro3D has been awarded a High-Potential Startup Grant from Elevate Ventures. The company, which is located in Innovation Park, develops three-dimensional scanning technology used to speed up the manufacturing quality-control process. Northern Indiana is one of several regions throughout the state where Elevate Ventures is focusing on boosting entrepreneurship.

The HPSG program offers pre-seed funds of up to $25,000. Figuro3D says the investment will accelerate the development of a prototype and "create a market ready product." Chief Executive Officer Dr. Paul Brenner says "the Elevate Ventures HPSG funding and suite of Indiana technical startup services has accelerated our product design and fabrication timeline to help our Indiana homed company develop new 3D scanning tools which will increase Indiana and regional manufacturing competitiveness."

Elevate Ventures Chief Executive Officer Chris LaMothe calls the grants critical to the region and says "Elevate Ventures' partnership in North Central Indiana with Startup South Bend Elkhart and increased capital investments are acting as catalysts in the region to expand entrepreneurial activity."

The founders of Figuro3D were the technical development minds behind the Digital Historical Architecture Research and Materials Analysis project at the University of Notre Dame, which involved creating photo realistic models sites including the Roman Forum and the Taj Mahal. Their involvement demonstrated a potential market for cheaper, faster and easier-to-use 3D scanning products. You can connect to more about the company by clicking here.

  • Perspectives

    • #MeToo, Bullying And What We All Can Do Now

      Indeed, it is an interesting time with so much continuing to come out in Hollywood, the media, other industries, and even our state government related to the sexual harassment of women - women who have remained silent for years. Like those women, I too have been harassed in various ways over the course of my career, even in recent years - and yes, even in top leadership roles. The headline about my departure or the email citing that I was moving on never fully told the real story.

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • U.S. Steel 'Renaissance' Spurs $750M Gary Works Investment

      Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) has announced a $750 million investment in its Gary Works operations. The company says the funds are part of a $2 billion asset revitalization effort that will take place over the next five years. Last year, U.S. Steel detailed plans that involved pumping $35 million into Gary Works, which followed the $23 million first phase of its Hot Strip Mill Restoration Plan. The latest investment, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. says...

    • Salesforce Begins Pathfinder, Reorganization Efforts

      Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) is underway with the first cohort of its Pathfinder Training Program that is part of the tech giant's ongoing Indianapolis growth. The company is partnering with Deloitte to provide business and technical training to Ivy Tech Community College students and Hoosier veterans looking to become Salesforce administrators and developers. The program comes as the company realigns its Marketing Cloud organization. In a statement, Salesforce says it...

    • Hoosier Schools Among 'Best Colleges in America'

      Nearly two dozen Hoosier institutions are included in MONEY magazine's rankings of the Best Colleges in America. More than 700 schools are on the list, which was determined by a number of factors in three categories, including quality of education, affordability, and outcomes.

    • Geovani Bonilla

      IU Health Plans Names VP

      Geovani Bonilla has joined Indiana University Health Plans as vice president of medical operations. He previously served as director of utilization management for Johns Hopkins Healthcare.

    • Fort Wayne Radio Icon Butcher Passes Away

      A fixture in the Fort Wayne radio scene has passed away. Charly Butcher spent more than 30 years in Fort Wayne radio with a successful morning show on WMEE-FM and, most recently, as host of "Fort Wayne's Morning News" on WOWO radio. Butcher was 61. Butcher was part of WMEE's popular "Those Two Guys In The Morning" show with Tony Richards in the 1980s. He joined WOWO in the mid-2000s as host of "Fort Wayne's Morning News With Charly Butcher."