World Maker Faire New York 2013

Turning your idea into a business with Kickstarter and Ecommerce

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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:

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Drew Beller — Founder

Pebble Covers

I'm a high school student in Hewlett, NY. I'm a tinkerer and an engineer, a member of our award winning high school robotics team, and the founder of I've also worked as a hardware and software engineer at in Cambridge, MA and lectured on topics including entrepreneurship, small batch manufacturing with 3D printing, and crowd funding.