Posted 10.3.16

Dave Martin, MBA '85

CWRU ‘spin-in’ Intwine Connect rides new trend ‘Internet of Things’ to expansion and job growth under the leadership of Dave Martin, CEO and President, and Weatherhead MBA '85 grad.

Business with lab on campus creating real-world opportunities for engineering students

Intwine Connect LLC, a recent Case Western Reserve University “spin-in” venture from a startup based in suburban Chagrin Falls, is riding the vast connectivity needs driven by the so-called “Internet of Things” to rapid business expansion and job growth.

Expanding business opportunities are also creating new real-world learning experiences for students at Case School of Engineering.

Intwine Connect leases lab space at Case Western Reserve to develop hardware, software, data analytics and other services enabling internet-connected “smart” devices needed for more efficient and productive businesses and buildings, including homes.

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes a network of devices with the ability to connect to the internet and one another, from personal fitness trackers to thermostats and power grids.

“We’re rapidly gaining traction in the IoT market by offering end-to-end network connectivity solutions that allow customers to reliably and securely collect critical performance data,” said Intwine Connect CEO and President Dave Martin. “We then provide analytics services enabling the conversion of this data into actionable information used by our customers to optimize business decisions.”

Martin, who earned an MBA from Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School of Management and founded Intwine in 2008, said six of the company’s nine employees are Case Western Reserve graduates or presently working toward an advanced degree.


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