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Tuesday, February 28 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Launching a StartUp from a Makerspace: From Idea to Product FULL

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The panelists are all deeply experienced in developing inventions, prototypes and businesses in a makerspace environment. Come learn from successful start-up leaders on how to leverage the resources of a makerspace to help your business succeed.

Moderators
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Elise Van Dyne

Executive Director, Colorado Maker Hub
Elise is Founder and Executive Director of the Colorado Maker Hub Makers are creators in technology, the arts and sciences, and traditional artisan and DIY fields. Elise brought the first maker faire to Colorado in 2013, the NoCo Mini Maker Faire. With experience leading global corporate teams and growing social entrepreneur/nonprofit organizations, Elise has grown the nonprofit educational Colorado Maker Hub to be a wide-ranging alliance of... Read More →

Speakers
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Douglas Collins

Doug Collins, Avid Product Design | Doug Collins, owner of Avid Product Design has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and 18 years experience working hands on designing, prototyping, and manufacturing products. Over the years Doug and his clients have worked together to create many successful consumer products, industrial tools and fixtures.
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Ed Van Dyne

Chief Technology Officer, Wave Solar Technologies
Ed VanDyne is a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and engineering manager, with more than 29 years of experience in innovation, industry sales and fundraising. Mr. VanDyne has been recognized as an energy innovator in the “Places that Matter” Fort Collins exhibit within the Smithsonian Institution, American History Museum in Washington DC. Mr. VanDyne was the Founder and President of Adrenaline Research, Inc., a venture-backed spin-out... Read More →
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Dr. David Prawel

Dr. David Prawel has enjoyed a 35+ year career as an entrepreneur, consultant and educator in 3D technology and digital product development. He helped build 6 startup companies, with one successful IPO and one in the works. He earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Buffalo, and a Ph.D. from Colorado State University in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently on the Research Faculty in Mechanical Engineering at CSU, where he... Read More →
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Omar-Pierre Soubra

Omar-Pierre Soubra, a passionate innovator, is the Director, Marketing Communications for Trimble Integrated Technologies and Trimble Applanix Divisions (NASDAQ:TRMB), American corporation with $2.5 billions in revenue. Mr. Soubra has been with the company for the last 17 years, with different roles and responsibilities, from sales to product development, and marketing & communications, as well as different director level roles. In 2011, he... Read More →
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Ron Thomas

Executive Director, TinkerMill | Ron leads the merry makers at TinkerMiIl, one of the most successful makerspaces in the Rocky Mountain States. He is a passionate advocate of the maker movement. TinkerMill is a community workshop, an innovation and prototyping center, an informal new business incubator with low cost office, workshop and studio space, a community resource for the City of Longmont helping to teach the use of technology to kids... Read More →


Tuesday February 28, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
The Articulate 324 Jefferson Street Fort Collins, CO 80524

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