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Wednesday, October 10 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Have you ever dreamt up an idea for a product? Maybe you saw a problem you experience in your daily life, then a lightbulb went off, and suddenly you had the perfect solution! You have the idea, now it’s time to make it into a business.

We have a star-filled panel with a product development focused physicist, two entrepreneurs that, combined, raised over 1.7 million dollars using crowdfunding platforms, and a robotic entrepreneur who has made a living designing and selling bomb-defusing robots. These entrepreneurs know first-hand what it takes to go from an idea to a viable business. During the panel we will be discussing the key steps in the product development journey that are important milestones for creating a viable business and getting your idea off the ground. Specifically, we will cover product ideation, intellectual property, prototyping/engineering, investment, manufacturing, marketing, and more.

Product development is a tricky space to navigate. Filled with many challenges, a product-focused business is a different challenge than service-based businesses. Each of our panelists has successfully navigated this space and have incredible insight into how to go from nothing to something.

The event will last one hour, with a 10-15 min period at the end for questions that you may have for our panel of experts. Please join us, for an awesome event

Panelists:
Scott Nelson - CPO and VP of Product at Digi International
Ed Cannon - CEO of Zivix
Josh Becerra - Co-Founder of Fluid Inc.
Adam Gettings - CEO of Rover Robotics

Specific topics:
Product Ideation/early stage product development
Prototyping
Engineering of product
Intellectual Property and competitive advantage
Marketing
Fundraising
Sales
Manufacturing

Speakers
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Josh Becerra

Co-Founder, Fluid
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Ed Cannon

CEO, Zivix
Ed Cannon, was CEO and the Founder of Smart Grid company: Cannon Technologies, sold in 2008. Cannon Tech is now the cornerstone of the Energy Automation Division of Eaton Corp. An EE grad from SDSU, where he was honored as Distinguished Engineer of 2007, Ed is presently the lead investor... Read More →
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Adam Gettings

CEO, Rover Robotics
Adam Gettings has spent 13 years working with technology startups as an employee, founder and advisor.  Adam began his career by joining ProVation Medical, a Minnesota software startup that was acquired by Wolters Kluwer in 2006.  Adam then moved to Silicon Valley and founded RoboteX... Read More →
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Scott Nelson

CPO and VP of Product, Digi International
Scott Nelson, CPO and VP of Product at Digi International. Mr. Nelson is responsible for directing the company’s vision, strategy, and product roadmaps in collaboration with Research and Development, Sales, and Operations. Mr. Nelson was most recently Chief Technical Officer (CTO... Read More →
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Andrew Reiter

CEO, Core Technologies
Andrew Reiter is the Co-Founder of Core Technologies. Andrew is an entrepreneur, product manager, and dreamer. He uses his passion for product development to ideate, develop, and run product-focused businesses.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spaces North Loop 121 Washington Ave. N Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

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