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Edward Shelton

Edward Shelton serves as ThorDrive’s Vice President of Business Development, responsible for driving future growth through leadership in sales, marketing and strategy. Edward began his career as an Engineer in the automotive industry where he progressively gained a wealth of experience in manufacturing and operations in addition to engineering. With several years focused on building a strong technical foundation, Edward shifted his career focus to the sales, marketing and strategic aspects of business. After implementing successful growth plans in multiple market sectors including transportation, manufacturing, metals and energy, Edward moved back to his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio to join the ThorDrive Team in 2020. Edward is an avid car and guitar enthusiast and holds a BSME from Purdue University as well as an MBA from the University of Michigan.


Startup pitches

• Five or six startups present their solutions • Pitch about five minutes followed by Q&A (five minutes) with a small expert panel (about three industry experts such as heads of innovation, strategy or operations • Interactive session with lively discussions