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Maker Spotlight: Project Entrepreneur image

Beth Janson, Founding Director of Rent the Runway Foundation, a newly-launched initiative from fashion tech company Rent the Runway (RTR) chatted with us about their mission to increase the percentage of women founding companies. One of the first programs they’re running is called Project Entrepreneur, which is currently accepting applications from female makers and entrepreneurs for a chance to win $10,000, a spot at their NYC Workshop or even a desk at the Rent the Runway accelerator program. Project Entrepreneur ignites bold ideas by providing women access to the tools, training and networks needed to build scalable, economically impactful companies. Learn more in our interview with Beth below: Can you tell us a bit more about the vision/mission behind Project Entrepreneur? PE is driven by the belief that ...

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Maker Spotlight: Dale Dougherty image

This post is part of a series in partnership with MakerCon, which takes place September 24th in New York. MakerCon connects the individuals at the forefront of the maker movement and taps into the best thinking on how to make things and get them to market, from new technologies to manufacturing models to funding methods. When you meet Dale Dougherty, the founder of MAKE Magazine and Creator of Maker Faire, you can’t help but notice one thing – the undeniable and ever-present sparkle in his eyes. Dale brings a level of enthusiasm and genuine glee to any conversation, whether it is with 3 people or 300. There is no mistaking – Dale loves what he does and who can blame him? Having launched MAKE Magazine in 2005 Dale has been ...

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Maker Spotlight: Nomiku image

After 4 years of making, hacking, and right turns, it’s clear that Nomiku’s trendy-nerdy co-founders – Lisa Fetterman (CEO), CTO and astrophysicist, Abe Fetterman and Wipop Bam Suppipat, industrial designer and trained chef – are having a bit of a “maker moment.” Not only is the Company and its immersion circulator bringing “sous vide” food out of top chef kitchens and into the hands of everyday chefs, CEO Lisa was named to Zagat’s 30 under 30 Rockstars list this week. It seems her and her team’s fresh take on heat transfer is poised to change the way we think about “making” in the kitchen. Lisa’s accolade also comes on the heels of a busy 2.0 wi-fi-enabled product launch, two kickstarter ...

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