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With Adina Levin (Founder, COLLAB), Rosalind Zavras (Operations Dir., The Engine Room), Oscar Pedroso (Founder, Thimble), Nicolas Vansnick (Founder, BotFactory).
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 06:30 PM    Cost: Absolutely Free
Prime Produce, 424 W 54th St

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We teamed up with some of New York City's best talent for the Futureworks Incubator Workshop Series.

Futureworks Incubator champions & supports the growth of hardware startups across New York City. Made possible by NYCEDC & spearheaded by SecondMuse & Imagination in Space, the Incubator's workshop series focuses on the top priorities in a company's journey. On July 19, we focus on Fulfillment & Logistics.

Our panelists will address questions like:How do you figure out whether to warehouse or drop-ship? How do you balance launch dates with manufacturing delays? What are the best tools to manage your supply chain? What are resourcesto find trusted distribution partners? How do you manage cash flow when the sales cycle is long & slow? (Or fast & overwhelming!)

Hosted by Prime Produce in collaboration with NEW INC, the Futureworks Incubator Fulfillment & Logistics workshop is free.Food & drink provided byThe Bronx Beer Hall.

Workshop includes:

  • Adina Levin, Collab
  • Rosalind Zavras, Prime Produce
  • Oscar Pedroso,
  • Nicolas Vansnick, BotFactory

6:30 Networking
7:00 Panel + Workshop
9:00 Networking & Office Hours with Futureworks Incubator entrepreneurs & Mentors

Workshop Leaders:

Adina Levin:Adina has been designing & manufacturing products & experiential installations for more than 16 years.

In 1999, she formed Company Boutique, an agency established to manufacture branded merchandise & interactive experiences for clients such as Hearst Corporation, LOreal, Viacom, Time & Conde Nast. With offices in New York & Hong Kong, the combined design & manufacturing capabilities gave her company a competitive advantage, allowing it to create the merchandise & branding for Kids' Choice Awards, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, & design, develop & engineer the first online branded stores for Fox Interactive Media.

Having designed, created, manufactured & produced countless projects & merchandise throughout the years, Adina & her husband Marc began discussing the possibility of a physical space built to house & nourish unique individuals with unusual talents into a community.

Their discussions became continuous & in 2009, Adina & Marc concretized the idea by creating a Fabrication Lab, Do Tank & Innovation Studio in New York City called Collab.

Collab is an inspiring composition of artists & scientists, sharing a 5,500 square foot space housed with rapid prototyping equipment, wood shop, sewing studio, communal work area, private studios & infinite possibilities.

As Chief Design Officer, Adina continues to innovate, design, produce & collaborate daily, leading teams at Collab in building large scale endeavors, demonstrating that when inventive people share space, resources, their ideas, imaginations & talent, the possibilities are limitless.

In 2016, Adina was honored by FortyOver40 as one of 40 women over 40 reinventing, disrupting & making a positive impact in our world. This year, she was named one of New York's Top Ten Start-up Founders Over 40.

Rosalind Roz Zavras is an Operations Consult with nine years of experience in the non-profit, start-up, & government sectors. She has worked around the world with organizations on everything from revamping cash-based accounting systems to quadrupling warehouse operations. After serving as a U.S. diplomat for four years, she decided to bring her skills to support growing start-up non-profits & small businesses create foundations for scale. Roz has a bachelors degree in Economics & Mathematics, & she received her Masters in Law & Diplomacy from Tufts University. As a founding member of the Prime Produce Guild, Roz is excited to explore new models for operations & logistics that can support long-term community development & urban agriculture initiatives

Featured Founders

Oscar Pedroso, CEO Thimble: Once a month, Thimble sends you a box of nine to ten carefully curated samples of electronic parts & components (ie. transistors, sensors, bread boards, LEDs). Boxes are organized around specific themes & contests which give you an incentive to build something innovative. After each contest, expert judges review project submissions & award prizes to the top creations.

Nicolas Vansnick, CEO BotFactory:Based in New York City, BotFactory aims to reshape the electronics industry to make it agile, reducing manufacturing time & cost by orders of magnitude, while providing new circuit materials to explore new applications. We wantto put hardware at its rightful place: at everyone's disposal, everywhere & anytime.

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