Acquired for $403 Million in 2013
1495_ 2/12/14 - Terry Morreale, Associate Director and Chief Technology Officer for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT was joined by Larry Nelson, co-founder of w3w3.com Talk Radio to interview Jenny Lawton, President of MakerBot. MakerBot is a company that specializes in 3D Printers, and has been on the cutting edge of the industry since its inception. Jenny has been with MakerBot since 2011 and has been responsible for the overall strategy and growth of the company, including strategic partnerships, product development, and retail. In addition to her work with MakerBot, she is a respected company builder, technologist, and advocate for fostering entrepreneurship. Brad Feld, serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, is a longtime friend and mentor of Jenny. MakerBot was acquired by Stratasys in June, 2013 for $403 Million. Jenny said, "3D Printing is an Ecosystem, not a device." In addition to her work with MakerBot, she is a respected company builder, technologist, and advocate for fostering entrepreneurship. What's next for Jenny? she says, "MakerBot, has a long way to go, so there's a lot we're doing that's really exciting. We more than doubled last year in size and so I'm continuing to grow MakerBot right now and leading the next industrial revolution." Listen for much more as Jenny shares some great entrepreneurial advice...
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LISTEN TO: Jenny Lawton, Founder/President, MakerBot
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