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Chris Boyle
Chris Boyle
Chris Boyle is a biomedical engineer, inventor and entrepreneur from Queens, NY. Chris’s SOLOSHOT object tracking system was a 2012 recipient of the Cool Idea! Award, which provided him with gratis injection molded parts to get the product off the ground. Since then, Chris has assembled a multi-dimensional, global team that continually strives to push the technological, operational and physical limits in order to bring a simple vision to life: make great video easy. Additionally, Chris has been issued 42 U.S. patents and has started or funded companies ranging from medical devices, apparel, e-commerce, training and consumer electronics. At just twenty-two, he founded his first company, which developed medical devices and next-generation materials, and culminated in a license agreement with a Fortune 50 medical device company.
Twitter: @SOLOSHOTupdates
Instagram: @SOLOSHOTupdates
LinkedIn: Chris Boyle
Google+: Chris Boyle
Scott Cohen
Scott Cohen
Scott Cohen is cofounder of New Lab, a technology and design center in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He is an entrepreneur, investor and filmmaker with a vast appetite to learn about new technologies and build bridges where none existed. Cohen is also versatile artist working in film, photography and design. His 2014 narrative feature film, Red Knot, shot on a research vessel in the southern ocean en route to and in Antarctica, premiered at the won a FIPRESCI Grand Jury Award for Best New American Cinema.
Twitter: @NewLab
LinkedIn: Scott Cohen
Larry Lukis
Larry Lukis
Larry Lukis is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Proto Labs. Larry previously co-founded a successful $100 million company that wanted to design a better printer, and was floored by the time and money it took to get injection-molded parts. He began writing software that would automate the process of producing injection-molded parts in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost it had taken before. In 1999, Larry founded what is now Proto Labs, and since that time, the company has pushed the technology envelope to produce bigger and more complex parts, introduced its Firstcut® CNC Machining Service, and opened up manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia. In 2012, Proto Labs became a public company and was one of the most successful initial public offerings that year.
Andy MacInnis
Andy MacInnis
Andy MacInnis is Technical Instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As part of the Integrated Design & Management (IDM) track, he helps enable the learning and development of extraordinary, innovative leaders who will bring new levels of creativity, vision and integrity to business and society. Andy’s life has been full of creative pursuits—from constructing his first train sets, plastic models, bicycles, and tree forts through to garage boat building and art classes. The Rhode Island School of Design set fire to the designer in him and gave a purpose to his burgeoning skills. A desire to be challenged prompted him to found Monster Prototype, which over a period of 10 years grew into the go-to model and prototype firm in the Boston area. Clients included designers and manufacturers in the consumer product, medical, footwear, and sports industries. His product development work led to his involvement in soldier-worn protective equipment, resulting in the introduction of several groundbreaking products for industry leaders. All of this experience is now making its way to MIT’s IDM students by way of hands-on, workshops, where dirty hands are expected.
Mike North
Mike North
Dr. Mike North, host of Discovery shows “Prototype This!," "In The Making,” and Science Channel's “Outrageous Acts of Science,” is an undaunted, anything-but-mild engineer, maker, and science advocate. Fusing science with media, he opens doors to awe-inspiring experiences and radical paradigm shifts. Dr. North has taught innovation at UC Berkeley, is creating systems for a more equitable planet as the founder of ReAllocate, co-founded the positive climate initiative SaveTheIce.org, and runs his own design/engineering consultancy North Design Labs, with clients ranging from Intel to Tesla to USAID.
Twitter: @doctornorth
John Vaskis
John Vaskis
John Vaskis is Senior Director of Hardware, Technology and Design Outreach and Partnerships at Indigogo, a website that allows people from all over the world to join forces and fund ideas to make them happen. John has worked with campaigns in all verticals that have raised over $25 million including record breaking campaigns Indivisible, Lazer Team, Stone Brewery and Microdrone 3.0.
Twitter: @JohnVaskis
LinkedIn: John Vaskis