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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.

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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... Read More →

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Doug Collins

Director of Business Development, Avid Product Development
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 21 years experience working hands on designing, prototyping, and manufacturing products. Over the years Doug and his clients have... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Dr David Prawel

Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University
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... 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... Read More →
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Ron Thomas

Executive Director, TinkerMillRon 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... Read More →

Tuesday February 28, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am MST
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