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Founder Institute NY Graduation with Bre Pettis, Cofounder of Makerbot

February 13 @ 17:30 - 19:00 CST

Completing the Founder Institute pre-seed accelerator program is an honor. The program is challenging and the expectations are demanding. Join us for the FI New York Fall 2022 Graduation, where you can see an inspiring talk by Bre Pettis, Cofounder of Makerbot, and a few debut presentations from the new Alumni. Learn about some of the companies that will go onto seed-accelerators, raise funding, and build the next great NY startups. There will also be an opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and celebrate the new Graduates.

Graduation Keynote Address:
  • Bre Pettis – Cofounder @ Makerbot: I’m Bre Pettis. I am the business owner of Bantam Tool. Bantam Tools™ Desktop Milling Machines provide professional reliability and precision at an affordable price. Currently exploring the human condition through the lens of making machinery. I have been a puppeteer, school teacher, artist, videographer and co-founder of MakerBot, Thingiverse, and NYCResistor. I co-wrote the Cult of Done Manifesto. It is the best time in the history of humanity to be a creative individual. The hardware and software tools are accessible, electronics are modular, and there are amazing resources available to those who are willing to explore the frontier of what happens next. I am a 2015 Henry Crown Fellow and 2012 TED Fellow.io
About Founder Institute:
The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Since 2009, our structured accelerator programs have helped over 6,000 entrepreneurs raise over $1.75BN in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 95 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.


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