Digi International

Exhibit

Digi International is the M2M expert, combining products and services as end-to-end solutions to drive business efficiencies. Digi provides the industry's broadest range of wireless products, a cloud computing platform tailored for devices and development services to help customers get to market fast with wireless devices and applications. Digi's entire solution set is tailored to allow any device to communicate with any application, anywhere in the world. For more information, visit Digi's website at www.digi.com.


re:3D

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re:3D is committed to trailblazing new frontiers in 3D printing. Our flagship technology, "The Gigabot" large format 3D printer, maximizes output volumes with respect to size, speed, and quantity of objects printed during a single production run. re:3D is also developing novel printer feedstock including cost-efficient recyclables and enriched composites. With a global online marketplace and a localized presence in both Latin America and the United States, re:3D is reaching untapped emerging markets worldwide. After a successful Kickstarter debut, our diverse team looks forward to an active presence in the international entrepreneurial and maker communities, and sharing our experience in StartUp Chile, one of the world's largest global accelerators.




EarthMake

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EarthMake is a division of Earth Computer Technologies, Inc. a maker of industrial and embedded LCD products. EarthMake's vision is to introduce EarthLCD technology to the Maker Market through special products, application and special end of life deals on LCD displays and electronics to control them. The award winning ezLCD technology from EarthLCD, is the basis of the first EarthMake product. At the World Maker Fair in 2012 we introduce the arLCD (formerly ArduinoLCD) to the Maker marketplace. The arLCD combines the EarthLCD award wining ezLCD smart LCD technology with an Arduino UNO for only $89. We feel that the ability to integrate a color touchscreen GUI into a project will draw more people into the Maker and Arduino marketplaces. While the first product we hope to offer affordable LCD solutions of all kinds to the Maker marketplace.


NASA Centennial Challenges

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Centennial Challenges is NASA's multi-million-dollar prize competition program that engages citizen inventors, academia and small businesses to solve problems that benefit NASA and the nation. Program Manager Sam Ortega will be speaking in a panel discussion — NASA: Challenging America To Invent — and the program will have an exhibit space throughout the event.








Turning your idea into a business with Kickstarter and Ecommerce

Presenter

I'm a 16 year old high student and I designed a 3D printed watch cover. I launched a Kickstarter crowd funding project to raise money to buy my own 3D printer. My project raised $10,000 in 30 days from backers in 25 countries. After the project, I turned my idea into my own ecommerce business. Along the way, I learned a lot about marketing, product design and testing, customer service, and e-commerce tools - in addition to a lot about small batch manufacturing with 3D printers. As a high school student, I can help other young makers learn how to take an idea and turn it into a business. My kickstarter project: http://kck.st/11yXf98





Tangeez

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Tangeez are glowing, modular lights that change color as you stack them. As portable lights, an interactive building module, an educational toy or a physical pixel, Tangeez are a tangible way to play with light.


Post-Crowdfunding Conundrum: Where Do We Go From Here?

Presenter

Imagine you're an inventor. After blood, sweat and tears, you have launched your new product online and successfully crowdfunded your way to success. Now what? Crowdfunding can only take a new product so far. How companies will scale and deliver on their promise is an issue all too often overlooked by bright eyed, bushy-tailed entrepreneurs who have just hit a homerun in their campaign. This is where products can fall flat and where The Grommet can help avoid that very real possibility. They can pick up where crowdfunding left off and ensure long term success through supercharged amplification of the story behind the product.