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START-UP MANUFACTURING:
3D Printing, Fab Labs, Hackerspaces, and
Crowdfunding
Jim Allen
Director – Economic Programs
Shape...
• What is start-up manufacturing?
• What is 3D Printing?
• Why is 3D Printing important?
• What is Shapeways?
• What are H...
Overview of Start-up Manufacturing
US Government Activity Recent Press
3
Venture Capital Firms with Investments in
Start-up Manufacturing Companies
Andreesen Horowitz
Arizona Bay Technology Ventu...
5
What manufacturing was…
Manufacturing Redefined:
“The fulfillment of ideas through the
transformation of materials.”
Mark Albert, Editor-in Chief,...
7
Manufacturing today…
8
How does Shapeways work?
An idea! Make your
design.
Upload to Shapeways. Choose materials &
get instant pricing.
We’ll fab...
10
Shapeways: The Power of 3D Printing
11
Start-up Manufacturing & Fab Labs in NYC
12
13
“The Empty Promise of Tax Incentives”
- Louise Story, New York Times, Dec. 2, 2012
“Over-sweetening the deal: how US
state...
49,000
200,000
$15 billion
87%
84%
$1.00 $30.00
Why is this important to you?
15
Characteristics of Top Performing
Incubators, Fab Labs & Hackerspaces
• Provide:
• Space
• Machines, 3D Printers, etc.
• I...
Other Steps to Take:
Meetups & Social
Media
Contests & Challenges
17
Crowdfunding & Start-up Manufacturing
• How it works
• 13 Product Categories
• All or nothing concept
• Tipping point at 3...
Chris Anderson, Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, New York: Crown Business, 2012.
Kevin Lawton and Dan Marom, The Cro...
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Presentation made as part of a panel discussion on the role of start-up manufacturing, 3D printing, fab labs, hackerspaces, and crowdsourcing as a means to create jobs and economic wealth. International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit. January 27, 2013, Orlando, FL

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START-UP MANUFACTURING: 3D Printing, Fab Labs, Hackerspaces and Crowdfunding

  1. 1. START-UP MANUFACTURING: 3D Printing, Fab Labs, Hackerspaces, and Crowdfunding Jim Allen Director – Economic Programs Shapeways, Inc. jim@shapeways.com 708-205-3813
  2. 2. • What is start-up manufacturing? • What is 3D Printing? • Why is 3D Printing important? • What is Shapeways? • What are Hackerspaces? • How do 3D Printing and Hackerspaces fit together? • Why is all this important to you as ED professionals? • What are the key elements of a successful hackerspace? • What can an EDO do to support these activities? • What is crowdfunding and what is its role in start-up manufacturing? Goals: 2
  3. 3. Overview of Start-up Manufacturing US Government Activity Recent Press 3
  4. 4. Venture Capital Firms with Investments in Start-up Manufacturing Companies Andreesen Horowitz Arizona Bay Technology Ventures Beringea Bezos Expeditions Contour Venture Partners Excell Partners Foundry Group First Round Capital Greylock Partners iDSoft Index Ventures K9 Ventures Khosla Ventures Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Lerer Ventures Lowercase Capital Lux Capital Norwest Venture Partners RRE Ventures Sequoia Capital SK Ventures SoftTechVC Trident Venture Capital True Ventures Union Square Ventures Village Ventures 4
  5. 5. 5 What manufacturing was…
  6. 6. Manufacturing Redefined: “The fulfillment of ideas through the transformation of materials.” Mark Albert, Editor-in Chief, Modern Machine Shop 6
  7. 7. 7 Manufacturing today…
  8. 8. 8
  9. 9. How does Shapeways work? An idea! Make your design. Upload to Shapeways. Choose materials & get instant pricing. We’ll fabricate your order using 3D printing technology …and ship directly to you or your customers! Your idea made real! 9
  10. 10. 10
  11. 11. Shapeways: The Power of 3D Printing 11
  12. 12. Start-up Manufacturing & Fab Labs in NYC 12
  13. 13. 13
  14. 14. “The Empty Promise of Tax Incentives” - Louise Story, New York Times, Dec. 2, 2012 “Over-sweetening the deal: how US states use incentives to attract investment” - Karen E. Thuermer, fDi Intelligence, Nov. 4, 2012 To avoid or limit this… 14
  15. 15. 49,000 200,000 $15 billion 87% 84% $1.00 $30.00 Why is this important to you? 15
  16. 16. Characteristics of Top Performing Incubators, Fab Labs & Hackerspaces • Provide: • Space • Machines, 3D Printers, etc. • Internet access • Administrative Services • Training • Mentorship • Networking opportunities • Marketing assistance • Engineering & fabrication assistance • Access to: • Financing, legal, accounting • Educational resources • Strategic partners • Government resources • Management Characteristics: • Initial feasibility study • Written mission statement, budget & goals • Effective Board of Directors • Selective admission • IP protection • “Safe”, collaborative environment • Community support & involvement • Data collection & follow-up 16
  17. 17. Other Steps to Take: Meetups & Social Media Contests & Challenges 17
  18. 18. Crowdfunding & Start-up Manufacturing • How it works • 13 Product Categories • All or nothing concept • Tipping point at 30% of funding • 5% fee • Stats (All Projects) • 84,000 projects launched • $466 million pledged • 43.6% success rate • Stats (Design & Technology) • ~5,000 projects launched • ~$130 million pledged • 33% to 38% success rate Kickstarter Success Stories Other sites: JOBS Act Effect 19
  19. 19. Chris Anderson, Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, New York: Crown Business, 2012. Kevin Lawton and Dan Marom, The Crowdfunding Revolution, New York: McGraw-Hill, 2013. Mark Albert, Modern Machine Shop, p. 16, Nov. 2012. http://www.nbia.org/ http://www.edaincubatortool.org Kickstarter, The Best of 2012, http://www.kickstarter.com/year/2012?utm_campaign=Jan082013&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter#osc ars Louise Story, “The Empty Promise of Tax Incentives”, The New York Times, Dec. 2, 2012. Karen E. Thuermer, “Over-sweetening the deal: how US states use incentives to attract investment”, fDi Intelligence, Nov. 4, 2012. Jon Healy, “Democratizing manufacturing, minus the people”, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 13, 2012. Haytham Elhawary, Director, Zahn Center for Entrepreneurship, City College, New York, NY. JF Brandon and Samir Ajmera, Dshape, Brooklyn, NY Miquela Craytor and Alison Hodgson, New York City Economic Development Corporation. NYCEDC Innovation Index, 2011 http://tech.co/top-startup-accelerators-ranked-2012-08 http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/ http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/AnalystBriefing/additive-manufacturing-market.asp http://challengepost.com/ and http://challenge.gov/ References 20
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