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Daikin & 75F Share Story of Accelerated Innovation via Corporate-Startup Partnership at Twin Cities Startup Week

Oct 15, 2018 5:42:02 PM

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Daikin is the largest global HVAC equipment manufacturer. Daikin Applied Americas, headquartered in Plymouth, MN, is taking creative measures to accelerate innovation and growth for the brand in the U.S. One key step is partnering with MN-based 75F to leverage the company's cloud-based building automation solutions, as the companies shared in a Twin Cities Startup Week  (#TCSW18 ) panel on Friday.

Chad Senger, Product Development Manager for Daikin Applied and Deepinder Singh, CEO of 75F, shared the stage with representatives from Target, Bremer Bank, Local Crate and Apruve at the Friday, October 12th session, "When Worlds Collide: Corporate-Startup Collaboration".  Twin Cities Startup Week included 200+ events showcasing the robust ecosystem of startups and enabling organizations, including incubators and accelerators to corporate initiatives. 

These video highlights from the panel, where Daikin shared the mutually-beneficial relationship with 75F and how the two companies bring a greater value to the mid-market commercial buildings who have lacked an affordable intelligent solution for HVAC controls, until now.

Daikin and 75F have been collaborating on disruptive market innovations since 2017, when Daikin invited 75F to participate in their bi-annual sales conference: THE DISRUPTION TOUR: THE TOP 5 INDUSTRY DISRUPTORS, highlighted in this 75F post, "75F Disrupting at Scale with Daikin". AND, the companies co-presented Intelligent Solutions powered by 75F at AHR 2018 - THE HVAC and Building Automation show - in Chicago in January; learn more in this blog post, "Big Engagements with Daikin at AHR 2018 HVAC  Controls Show".

Recently, Daikin's growth and innovation were featured in the Star Tribune by Dee DePass, "Daikin Americas, with its home base in Minnesota, aims to become continent's No. 1 HVAC brand". The story shared the importance of intelligent equipment for Daikin's growth, with IoT-enabled remote monitoring and wireless control capabilities for smart HVAC efficiencies and performance.

The session included stories from large corporate and startup representatives, including, Jason Breen, Target, Director of Accelerators; Melissa Carmichael, Strategic Innovation Manager, Bremer Bank; Frank Jackman, CEO, Local Crate; Michael Noble, CEO, Apruve; Chad Senger, Product Development Manager, Daikin Applied and Deepinder Singh, CEO, 75F. 

75F also participated in two other Twin Cities Startup Week events, including the Tuesday session on Smart Cities and the Friday Career Fair at the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

Please contact 75F if you'd like more information. 

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