Maker Faire Bay Area 2013

A Revolution in the Making

DayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationsVideo Coverage
Saturday3:30 PM4:00 PM

Zazzle and Rickshaw Bagworks are transforming the manufacturing process away from mass manufacturing to local, custom making. By using technology to innovate across the entire technology stack from visualization to manufacturing operations, Zazzle is transforming the commerce experience for customers from a "buy" model to a "make" model.


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Presenters:

Mike Agnich — Vice President of Platform Development

Zazzle

Zazzle is reinventing online commerce by connecting customers with the world's best product and art makers so they can create anything imaginable. Prior to running Zazzle's platform development group, Mike has held roles in engineering, marketing, manufacturing, and product management. In his current role he is responsible for identifying and launching all new products on Zazzle's platform and project management of several new technical initiatives. Mike enjoys writing code and the occasional woodworking project. He holds a a BS in Computer Science (2000) and an MBA (2008), both from Stanford University.

Mark Dwight — Founder and CEO

Rickshaw Bags

Rickshaw Bagworks is a San Francisco-based manufacturer of custom messenger bags, backpacks, computer carrying cases, bicycle packs and related accessories. Rickshaw manufactures its own products, in its own cut and sew factory, in the historic Dogpatch neighborhood in San Francisco. Since its founding in 2007, Rickshaw has grown to 20 full-time employees. Mark is also the founder and Chairman of SFMade, an organization supporting San Francisco-based manufacturers and promoting job growth in the local manufacturing sector. Prior to founding Rickshaw, Mark was the CEO of Timbuk2 Designs (2002-2006), also a San Francisco-based bag manufacturer. Before he started designing and making bags, Mark spent 18 years working in various Silicon Valley technology companies, including Cisco Systems (1997-2001). Prior to founding SFMade, Mark served on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce (2004-2011). In January 2012, Mark was appointed by Mayor Edwin Lee to the San Francisco Small Business Commission. Mark has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1982) and an MBA (1989), both from Stanford University.


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