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Contest – The Hurco Chipmaker Challenge

Tue. Sep 9    1:30 PM – 3:00 PM   S-8319


The five finalists of the first ever Chipmaker Challenge will face off at the Hurco booth before a panel of judges. These manufacturing entrepreneurs will pitch their business plan and then endure the scrutiny of the judges during this live event to see who wins a brand new Hurco VMX42i CNC mill or TM8i CNC lathe.


"The idea of the Chipmaker Challenge evolved as we discussed ways to add some excitement to IMTS and get publicity for the entrepreneurs in our industry who do remarkable things each and every day,” according to Joe Braun, General Manager of Hurco North America. “Our customers are competitive, proud of the businesses they’ve built, and the products they make. We decided to model the Chipmaker Challenge after the TV show Shark Tank in order to create an exciting, competitive, entertaining event that showcases manufacturing entrepreneurs and highlights the hi-tech aspect of manufacturing in this country. We know there is an effort to rebrand manufacturing so young people and their parents better understand 21st century manufacturing and we hope the Chipmaker Challenge might bring more attention to the industry,” continued Braun.

The Chipmaker Challenge gives manufacturing entrepreneurs who have been in business five years or less, the chance to pitch their business plan, win a brand new machine, and control their future with their choice of a Hurco VMX42i mill or TM8i lathe.


WHAT:           The Hurco Chipmaker Challenge is a contest sponsored by Hurco that will showcase the immense value of manufacturing entrepreneurs.

WHEN:           Applications will be accepted July 1, 2014 – Aug 8, 2014.

WHO:             Entrepreneurs in the manufacturing industry who have been in business five years or less.

PRIZE:           A brand new Hurco VMX42i mill or TM8i lathe (winner’s choice).



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