Techno Wolves FRC Team 5518 would like to thank our gracious sponsors and donors for their generous contributions to our team. Whether it was mentoring or providing tools, meals or monetary donations, they have all gone to assist in the continuation of our team and influence in the community. With your help we have been able to advance in the robotics competition and ensure that our students get to learn and apply engineering, business, and leadership skills.

Diamond Wolf ($5,000)

Since their founding in 1837, John Deere has delivered products and services to support those linked to the land. They work every day to uphold their core values. Integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation are more than ideals we work toward. These are values they live and breathe – values found in every product, service, and opportunity they offer.

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SOLIDWORKS products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SOLIDWORKS focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.


Gold Wolf ($1,000)

Qualcomm is a group of engineers, scientists, and business strategists. They are from many different countries and speak many different languages. They come from diverse cultures and have unique perspectives. Together, they focus on a single goal—inventing mobile technology breakthroughs.



Carolinas IT is the premier network support firm in the area. We specialize in providing high quality, practical and cost-effective networking solutions based on years of experience with industry-leading products and technologies.

We assist our clients with all phases of the technology lifecycle, from projects involving servers, routers, firewalls, and unified communications systems, to privately hosted cloud solutions with backup and retention, to a complete Managed Service and Service Desk offering. Our Security and Compliance group is under the direction of an ISACA-Certified Information Systems Auditor who coordinates and provides security and compliance assessments and consultations for PCI and HIPAA compliance.

Our goal is to meet and exceed expectations, providing a smooth computing experience that enables clients to focus on their core business. Our proactive approach to network management reduces downtime and offers our clients peace of mind, knowing that their networks are constantly being monitored.

At Mann+Hummel Group we are a leading global filtration specialist. Our goal is to develop, produce and distribute liquid and air filter systems, intake systems and thermal management components. We also make powertrain and engine plastic components, such as manifolds, ducts and cylinder head covers with integrated functions for the automotive industry, and aftermarket filter elements for the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles. For general engineering, process engineering, and industrial manufacturing sectors the product range includes industrial filters, membrane filters and equipment for water filtration.

Silver Wolf ($500)


McKim & Creed is an employee-owned firm with more than 350 staff members in offices throughout the South, including North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Georgia and Texas. The Raleigh, North Carolina-based company, which was founded in 1978, offers civil, environmental, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering services, as well as airborne and mobile LiDAR, subsurface utility engineering, and hydrographic and conventional surveying services for the water, energy, transportation, federal government, land development, buildings, healthcare and educational markets.
Bandwidth is a communications technology company that’s transforming the way people communicate and challenging the standards of old telecom. Together with our customers, we’re unlocking remarkable value from IP networks, questioning the status quo, and helping people interact with technology and one another, oftentimes in ways they never dreamed possible.

At SEI, we are committed to maintaining the small company mentality with a special emphasis on safety, quality, and customer satisfaction. We strive to support our customers through personal interaction, mutual respect, rigorous employee training, and maintaining good manufacturing practices. Our goal is to persist as Central North Carolina’s go-to company for professional industrial electrical services.

SEI operates a U.L.-listed panel shop which provides multi-unit and OEM assemblies using any manufacturer’s equipment at competitive prices. We can supply indoor or outdoor enclosures of any material, including painted carbon steel, stainless steel, and fiberglass. We can furnish or use materials supplied by our clients. All of our panels are quality inspected and documented before leaving the shop, and we will ship them anywhere.

Eighty Percent Solutions develops software such as the Freedom application that helps people be more productive by reducing digital distractions. As our computing devices have become smaller, faster, and more pervasive, they have also become more distracting. The numbers are compelling: Americans spend 11 hours per day on digital devices, workers are digitally interrupted every 10.5 minutes, with interruptions costing the U.S. economy an estimated $650 Billion per year. That’s a lot of distraction.
Device makers have largely turned a blind eye to this issue, building distractions into the very devices we need for work. We address this challenge with tools that simply and effectively reduce digital distractions. Our software interrupts the habitual cycle of distraction associated with social media, streaming sites, and games. We’re a bootstrapped venture that has grown from a graduate school “nights and weekends” project to a viable company. We’ve sold our products Freedom and Anti-Social to over 50,000 consumers, and we look forward to continued innovation in this very important area.