Aira, Inc. Co-Founder and CEO Jake Slatnick Recognized as Forbes’ The Next 1,000

Chandler, Arizona | February 17th, 2021

Today, Aira, Inc.’s Co-Founder and CEO Jake Slatnick was honored among the first class of 250 standouts for Forbes’ The NEXT 1000 2021.

The recognition underlines Aira’s electrifying growth – from an idea to an innovative startup challenging the notion and pushing the limits of wireless charging technology – and adds to the growing list of accolades the brand has received to date, including being selected as a CES Innovation Award Honoree in Embedded Technologies.

Starting with the launch of the first product integrated with FreePower, Nomad Goods’ Base Station Pro, Aira continues to gain impressive momentum across industries including consumer electronics, automotive, and furniture. The company recently announced a strategic partnership with Motherson Innovations to bring FreePower technology to automakers.

Slatnick was featured alongside founders of three fellow Arizona-based start-ups, including TrainualViable Research Management and The Mayfair Group.

Small businesses account for more than 30 million U.S. businesses and two-thirds of the net new jobs in the market. Forbes created The NEXT 1000 to highlight these businesses and the creative minds behind them. The NEXT 1000 is a year-round initiative that showcases the ambitious sole proprietors, self-funded shops and pre-revenue startups in every region of the country.

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