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Heating Things Up in the Food and Tech Industries – #SBDC Client Showcase

Inductive Intelligence LLC ( | @InductiveIntel)
Countdown to the 2019 Client Showcase: #7

Inductive Intelligence, Michigan

SBDC: Michigan SBDC – Grand Valley State University (
SBDC Advisor: Jason Piml and Dale Anderson.

At Inductive Intelligence, we’ve turned paper, plastic, glass, foil and metal packaging into IoT enabled cookware. Using highly controlled inductive power, our technology allows the consumer within minutes to heat foods, drinks, and household and personal care items in the package by simply placing the item on a coaster-size appliance that can also be used to wirelessly charge mobile devices.

No trip to the kitchen, no dirty dishes — just conveniently heat the things you want, when you want. The same technology can be applied for food delivery, ensuring food is delivered at a precise temperature every time.

“The SBDC has been enormously helpful in shaping our business plan and ensuring it communicates well to our investor audience. Having the SBDC provided a much needed alternative view to our work, and it was a view that was well informed, experienced and supportive. Ultimately their support enabled us to get our prototype into the laboratory store with Target, and we are progressing with them to get our product into retail stores more broadly.”

“Furthermore, one of our SBDC consultants has extensive experience in the food industry as a brand manager. Our consultants’ insights have been invaluable. While I have extensive marketing experience, their perspective has been helpful in understanding the perspective of very large food brand managers.” — Greg Clark, Co-Founder and CEO, Inductive Intelligence LLC


The America’s SBDC Client Showcase and Reception will be held from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in the Rayburn House Office Building Cafeteria.

Invite your Representatives and Senators to the Client Showcase and Reception now!

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