Hurco to Award Free Machine Tool to Winning Entrepreneur

Contest open to manufacturing entrepreneurs in business five years or less. Finalists to appear before judges at IMTS.


The VMX24i CNC machining center is one of the machines the winner might choose in the entrepreneurial contest to be decided at IMTS.

Hurco’s “Chipmaker Challenge” contest will allow a manufacturing entrepreneur to win a free CNC machining center or CNC lathe (winner’s choice). The contest is currently underway, accepting applications until August 8.

The contest is modeled after the TV show Shark Tank, says Hurco North America General Manager Joe Braun. Entrepreneurs in manufacturing who have been in business five years or less can pitch their business plans, including what they expect to achieve with the free machine. The top five finalists will appear in front of a panel of judges at the Hurco booth (S-8319) at IMTS  September 9.

One of the aims of the contest is to “get publicity for the entrepreneurs in our industry who do remarkable things each and every day,” Mr. Braun says. “We decided to create an exciting, competitive, entertaining event that showcases these entrepreneurs and highlights high-tech manufacturing.”

To learn more about the Chipmaker Challenge, and to enter, go here.