NuCurrent CEO to Present at 2016 Chicago Venture Summit

Jacob Babcock to share insights on “The Magic Marriage: Integrating Startups with Corporations” panel discussion

(CHICAGO – April 14, 2016) – NuCurrent, the world leader in thin, high quality (Q) factor, printed wireless power transfer antennas, announces NuCurrent CEO Jacob Babcock will participate in the 2016 Chicago Venture Summit to be held April 21 at Google’s Chicago headquarters. Babcock will participate in the “The Magic Marriage: Integrating Startups with Corporations” panel discussion taking place from 1:40–2:40 p.m.

Babcock will be joined on the panel by Michael Young, General Manager of Caterpillar Ventures, and Reese Schroeder, Managing Director at Motorola Solutions Ventures. During the session, the senior leaders of regional Fortune 500 company venture arms and startup founders will discuss corporate support for emerging entrepreneurs, the benefits of the Midwest’s regional economic diversity, and emerging trends in corporate venture.

Under Babcock’s leadership, NuCurrent has established itself as a technology, IP and design leader in magnetics for wireless power transfer and wireless charging. NuCurrent has raised $5 million to date and is featured in some of the world’s leading wireless power products. Prior to NuCurrent, Babcock was Legal Counsel North America for cleverbridge, and a technology and transactions attorney at Foley & Lardner LLP. He was also a teacher with Teach for America. Babcock has a JD from Northwestern University School of Law and a BA from Indiana University.

Hosted by ChicagoNEXT, the innovation and technology development arm of World Business Chicago, the Chicago Venture Summit offers investors one-on-one access to emerging companies, as well as access to leaders from Chicago’s Fortune 500 firms. Keynote speakers of the 2016 Summit are Steve LaValle, the principal scientist for Oculus VR before its purchase by Facebook, and Steve Jurvetson, a partner at Silicon Valley venture firm DFJ and responsible for the firm’s investments in Tesla Motors and SpaceX. The 2016 Summit agenda includes presentations by the top emerging tech companies in the Midwest, panel discussions with national technology experts, and private interactions with industry and C-suite leaders of the Midwest’s leading companies.

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About NuCurrent

NuCurrent is a leading developer of high-efficiency antennas and modules for wireless power and wireless charging applications. Compliant across Wireless Power Consortium (Qi) and AirFuel Alliance (formally PMA and A4WP standards), NuCurrent works closely with electronic device OEMs and integrators to custom-design, rapid-prototype and integrate high Quality (Q) Factor antennas and modules for a broad range of applications. NuCurrent’s patented structures, proprietary tools and design techniques mitigate typical high frequency effects, offering higher efficiency, smaller sizes, higher durability and lower cost wireless power development. Based in Chicago, NuCurrent has been defining the cutting edge of wireless power design since 2009 and has over 50 patents granted or pending worldwide. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter at @NuCurrentTweets.

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