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Design for Manufacturing Summit #9

Modified Ventures

Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Design for Manufacturing Summit #9

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Design for Manufacturing Summit #9


Thursday, March 19, 2015


Connecting designers, developers, engineers and manufacturers for a more decentralized, leaner manufacturing ecosystem.

Hosted by Shannon Holloway, Tara Stand and Heidi Anderson


3.00 pm - Doors open

4.00 - 4.50 pm - Panel 1


Launching hardware startups


Scott N. Miller is co-founder and CEO of Dragon Innovation, a Boston-based company that works with entrepreneurs to launch hardware products and scale companies.

Nicolas Vansnick cofounded BotFactory, a company looking to democratize electronics.

Spencer Wright is co-founder of Centerline Labs, which developed and launched The Public Radio, currently in production.

Bruce Zutler is CEO of Venn Products Group, a product development company, and President of the Inventors Association of Manhattan.



Jen van der Meer is the founder and CEO of Reason Street, where she creates business models for social impact.


4.50 - 5.00 pm - Keynote


Steve Mercurio, CADD Edge


Steve Mercurio is Regional Manager at CADD Edge, a value-added reseller of SolidWorks software, Stratasys 3D printers and complimentary engineering technology solutions.


5.00 - 5.40 pm - Panel 2


PLM for manufacturing startups


Ian Ferguson is lead engineer at Formlabs, a startup launched from MIT and Kickstarter in 2011 that designs and manufactures high resolution desktop 3D printers.

Chris Krechting is the vice president of PLM at Infor, a New York-based software company that is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise.

Stephan Clambaneva is Design Business Consultant Director at Dassault Systemes Design Studio.



Heidi Anderson is Technology Acceleration Project Manager at ITAC


5.40 - 6.00 pm - Break


Drinks, demos + networking


6.00 - 6.40 pm - Keynote


Diego Tamburini, Autodesk


Diego Tamburini is a Manufacturing Industry Strategist at Autodesk, a world leader in 3D design software for entertainment, natural resources, manufacturing, engineering, construction, and civil infrastructure.


6.40 - 7.20 pm - Panel 3


3D printing in the biomedical field


Todd A Goldstein is a PhD Candidate at the Hofstra-North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, where he designs and produces 3D printed grafts with biological properties.

Kegan Schouwenburg is the founder and CEO of SOLS Systems, a 3D printing startup focused on delivering medical wearables that are customized for each patient.

Matthew Borgatti is the founder of Super-Releaser, a soft robotics company dedicated to bringing human compatible robots out of the lab by making their design and manufacture cheap and simple.

Matthew Swift is a Design Engineer at Suneris, a biotech company that is commercializing a gel that stops bleeding in severe wounds.



Tara Stand is an Operations Consultant at the Industrial + Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC)


7.20 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4


Digital design and fabrication in architecture


W Scott Allen is a lead designer for Perkins+Will, a global multidisciplinary architecture and design firm.

Lionel Scharly is the founding principal of Scharly Designer Studio, a design and architecture firm with offices in New York and Paris.

Anne Leonhardt is an architect and director of CUNY City Tech's interdisciplinary Center for Performative Design and Engineering Technology.


8.00 - 10.00 pm - Networking continues


Drinks, demos + networking

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When & Where

Dumbo Spot
160 Water Street
Brooklyn, 11201

Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Modified Ventures

Modified Ventures is a post-internet market development company that builds communities around emerging industries, supported with events, web content and research.

Our main projects are Geoweb Forum, Design for Manufacturing Forum and Social Retail Forum, each with Summits in Brooklyn, London and Toronto.

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