It takes cash and chutzpah to start an industrial business from scratch. But that hasn’t stopped this year’s crop of entrepreneurs in the Manufacturing & Industry category of Forbes 30 Under 30, who are building businesses in robotics, 3D printing, new types of transportation and advanced materials. 

Joshua Martin and his cofounders at Fortify, who met in the Northeastern University lab of Dr. Randall Erb, spun out a company that developed a new type of composite 3D printing and have raised $13 million with Accel as a backer.

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RVI is very glad to see Fortify being publicly recognized. Fortify has consistently delivered on their promises and made stunning progress since RVI invested in early 2018.

When Fortify initially presented to RVI, members were impressed by their early achievements. At the time, Fortify was a MassChallenge finalist, and the company went on to become a 2016 Gold Prize winner. In 2017, the company won the JEC Group’s 2017 International Startup award.