A collection of intellectual minds came together on Tuesday, January 22nd for the Next Top Makers: Business of Design panel event. ChallengePost, IDEO, NYCEDC and curious makers, designers and inventors gathered at 3DEA for an informative event, surrounded by the fully operational Ultimaker, UP! and Solidoodle 3D printers. Guests were treated to complimentary food & drinks, presentations by the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s Alison Hodgson, a storytelling session with IDEO’s Ashlea Powell & Ingrid Fetell and a discussion about the role of designers in 3D printing from Openhouse‘s Greg Spielberg. Before and after, guests mixed it up with good chats, smiles and catering by Num Pang.
Guests checked in with members of the ChallengePost team as they entered 3DEA.
A curious guest and a ChallengePost member conversing about Next Top Makers?
Guests chatting at the UP! Display.
Guest observing the 3DEA store from the UP! Display table.
NYCEDC ‘s Miquela Craytor introduces the panelists at 3DEA. Plus, she’s got an & designshop bracelet on that mic wrist.
Openhouse’s Greg Spielberg kicked off the panel at the NTM: Business of Design. The main point: If you’re a designer, your value just went way, way up.
Beer? Check! Food? Check! Next Top Makers: Business of Design? Check!
IDEO’s Ingrid Fetell (l) and Ashlea Powell broke down the elements of storytelling.
IDEO’s Ashlea Powell rocking the leather motorcycle jacket with the Bohemian motorcycle baby T.
Makery’s Hsing Wei on the far right.
NYCEDC’s Alison Hodgson and ChallengePost’s Serena Pietruszka field questions about New York’s Next Top Makers Challenge.
New York’s Next Top Makers is accepting applications until February 13.
Guests experiencing the magic of an Ultimaker 3D printer.
Clayrain’s Stuart Rentzler shares a laugh with a guest and his Tiny Roboti.
3DEA’s Hilary Brosnihan explains how these Ultimakers work.
Three guests gathered around one computer to play with some of the 3D modeling software running at 3DEA.
First he was wowed by the Ultimakers and now he’s focused on something else: Next Top Makers Challenge? 3D Modeling?
All smiles at 3DEA! 🙂
Exploring the original designs from Continuum Fashion.
A ChallengePost duo posing for the camera.
Cheers to the original coozie design.
NYCEDC’s Miquela Craytor.
ChallengePost’s Serena Pietruszka and 3DEA’s Arthur Young-Spivey
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