Event Recap



About Newlab:

Newlab is a community of experts and innovators based in Brooklyn applying technology to solve big systemic challenges across health, mobility, infrastructure, and the environment.

About the event:

This virtual event will give attendees an inside look at the Newlab community, which has grown from 23 companies to 170 since opening in 2016, with an aggregate value of $2.8B and over $400M in acquisitions and investments across member companies such as; JUMP, Seeqc, Nanotronics, Launcher, and CARMERA.

In this session, you’ll hear from Sean Petterson, CEO and Founder of StrongArm Technologies, a company that develops data collection, assessment, and safety solutions for the industrial athlete through risk monitoring devices that uses machine learning to capture and analyze physiological and environmental risk. Sean will speak about his experience in growing a company developing IoT wearables at Newlab, and how companies like StrongArm have been supported through Newlab’s resources.

What you’ll take away:

In this session, we will walk through how joining the Newlab community can support your company, including:

  • Benefits of being part of one of the fastest-growing tech ecosystems
  • Collaboration opportunities with our rich community of engineers and inventors
  • Prototyping and product realization facilities
  • Investment opportunities through quarterly pitch events to premier funds and organizations
  • Industry access through our studio programs

The info session will also include a live Q&A portion to answer any questions you may have before applying for Newlab Membership.

About StrongArm Technologies

StrongArm Technologies is the world’s leading safety science company. They capture, analyze and deliver actionable insights that drive worker safety and create enterprise value — all in the name of improving operations by navigating around risk. With StrongArm Tech, the Industrial Athlete™ is proud, protected and productive. Since StrongArm joined Newlab, they have grown from six employees to 45, launched three product lines, grown their revenue by 3x for the last three years and multiplied their valuation by roughly 10-times.


About Sean Petterson

Sean Petterson is the founder and CEO of StrongArm Tech. Growing up in the construction industry, Sean has experienced firsthand the woeful lack of innovation and capital dedicated at an enterprise level to the safety and wellbeing of frontline workers everywhere. He founded StrongArm with a singular mission: Keep Industrial Athletes™ everywhere protected on the job.