Freight.Tech announces InnovationLab at MarketWaves18

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If you’re a startup in the “freight space,” it’s time you learned about Freight.Tech.

Freight.Tech is a startup and innovation-stage engagement platform connecting early stage startups with investors and large corporate enterprises to help you accelerate your business plans. Freight.Tech draws on the resources of the FreightWaves community, with deep domain expertise in transportation and logistics, to help startups achieve their goals.

As a part of FreightWaves, Freight.Tech offers unrivaled access to the freight transportation industry. The team brings data, deep industry connections, original research, and have a “tribal knowledge” of how the industry really works. Subject matter experts come from varied backgrounds, and have a deep understanding of all transportation and logistics modes. Many have also launched, built, and sold their startups to large enterprises, so they have great empathy and instincts about how successful startups should function, commercialize, and raise capital. Additionally, we have staff members who have worked in venture capital and corporate development.

“Freight.Tech provides unparalleled advantage for early stage startups across the logistics and transportation vertical,” says Jenny Xu, Managing Director of Freight.Tech.

“I believe that we will materially increase the odds for early stage by offering in-depth industry knowledge, connecting the dots that are invisible to many. The end result is a better product with Go-to-Market activation. We offer a broad and vast network across the intersections with payment, equipment, and TMS, all pointed toward the target for reaching the right customer, and collaborating faster. This also helps in building a creditable relationship with investors and corporate strategic partners,” says Xu.

All of that sounds cool enough, right? But Freight.Tech is ready to start with a bang at the forthcoming MarketWaves18 conference. Freight.Tech Waves InnovationLab is tailor made to provide early-stage startups a high impact and concentrated exposure about the knowledge, network, and funding source. It’ll be a sampler of the power of Freight.Tech platform.

If you’re developing an innovative technology solution for one of the many challenges facing the freight and logistics industry, the Waves InnovationLab provides a unique opportunity for you to:

• Showcase your innovative solution at the Waves InnovationLab

Test-drive your pitch with select accelerators, industry leaders and sector-focused VCs

• Network with senior-level industry executives, industry analysts, developers and entrepreneurs from across the industry spectrum, as well as key media

• Win a spot to demonstrate your innovation on stage in front of 1000+ decision-makers, prospective customers and investors at Transparency19 (to be held in May 2019 in Atlanta, GA).

The Waves InnovationLab is being launched in conjunction with MarketWaves18, which is being held November 12-13 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine (Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex).

MarketWaves18 focuses on the freight and logistics market and the economic outlook going into 2019 and beyond. As the industry becomes increasingly digitized, MarketWaves18 showcases companies and services that use quantitative data and innovative technology and services to more efficiently manage the freight markets. The Waves InnovationLab may help you simplify the complex journey to commercialization and fundraising:

• Connect with potential customers and collaborators across the freight/logistics market

• Receive insight/feedback on your product/service

• Win a spot on a bigger Demo Day platform to reach a broader audience

There will be a dedicated area at MarketWaves18 for the Waves InnovationLab, and each participating company will receive customized signage. In addition, your company will be listed on all Waves InnovationLab print materials.

To learn more, contact David Bradford at

To register for Waves InnovationLab, click here.

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Chad Prevost

Chad is radio host and broadcast media specialist for FreightWaves.