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Wednesday, October 7 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Building and funding hardware and manufacturing startups

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Techstars Managing Director Laila Partridge who works in partnership with Stanley Black & Decker on an AI in advanced manufacturing accelerator will discuss the challenges and opportunities for building and funding physical world startups with an entrepreneur, investor, and hardware manufacturing expert. Hear about the challenges and opportunities from individuals getting things done!

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Laila Partridge

Managing Director, STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator, Techstars
Passionate about entrepreneurship: at start-ups or in large corporate settings and as a founder, mentor or investor. As innovative, high growth companies transform the world around us, I am particularly interested in how communities and traditional businesses engage with that dis... Read More →
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Anna Thornton

Professor of the Practice, Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, Boston University
Professor Thornton earned her B.S.E. from Princeton University and her Ph.D. from Cambridge University. She started as a faculty member in MIT’s ME department where she focused on product development, manufacturing, and quality systems. As a senior partner in Analytics Operations... Read More →
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Mark Accomando

Partner, Heartland Ventures
I am interested in learning all about the local industries. I am an early-stage technology investor focusing on identifying coastal startups that have applications in the "Heartland" market. I am most interested in manufacturing, logistics, real estate, construction, and agricult... Read More →

Wednesday October 7, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT