Getting to Product-Market Fit

  • June 17, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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We've assembled a panel at the newly opened ReFactory in Gowanus. We'll discuss the balance of prototyping, customer discovery, and funding in the search of product-market fit.

5:30 networking & food

6:00 start


• Tom Kennedy or Ben Gebhardt (ReFactory, our hosts) - collectively they bring electrical engineering experience from aerospace, audio systems, energy, and certification testomg. They met at EnergyHub, co-founded by Tom, and both have a wealth of experience with manufacturing in the US and China. This year they have brought PCB assembly to NYC!

Stuart Heys (Manufactory) - Some people buy a new car out of college, Stuart bought his first piece of shop machinery! He runs a robotics and prototyping shop now co-located with ReFactory. He can also give you the low-down on SBIR grants in action...that's non-dilutive federal $$$.

Nepal Asatthawasi (NY Designs) - Weaving economics, architecture, and life in five countries before she was 17, Nepal is active in interdisciplinary development and strategic development for design firms and start-ups. She'll also fill you in on what's going on with the incubator and fabrication at NY Designs in Long Island City.

• Industrial Design - TBD

• Formation, Valuation, and Funding - TBD

TBD - "Tentative But Dynamic"

See you there!

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  • Robert D.

    It's hard to get to Gowanus.

    June 24

  • Anne W.

    really interesting, practical advice based on the speakers' experience, about how to assess the factors in determining whether to take the steps toward getting a product to market. The speakers were excellent, focused, to-the-point. They all had interesting perspectives and provided a lot to think about!

    1 · June 18

  • Robert D.

    Be a little late.

    June 17

  • Steven M K.

    Interested in any and all students looking for a paid prototyping project this summer. Need two working models by September. Please contact me if you are that person! [masked]. thanks! check us out!

    June 16

  • Roberto G.

    Unfortunately on the 17th I'm flying to LA to exhibit at the Dwell show. Looking forward to the next meeting!

    June 11

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