JD Albert

JD Albert

Director of Engineering, Bresslergroup

JD Albert is director of engineering at Bresslergroup, a product development consultancy in Philadelphia. As a veteran of two startups and an experienced consultant, JD has fulfilled his own and his clients' visions many times over and across multiple industries. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, he co-founded E Ink, whose technology is used in e-reader devices including the Kindle and Nook. Later JD became CEO of the solar roofing startup, SRS Energy. He has been granted over 60 patents and is frequently called on to speak and write about product development in entrepreneurial settings, including at SEGD, Intersolar, Wharton, and Harvard Business School.

3 Things to Do Before Kickstarting Your Hardware Startup
Product Development

3 Things to Do Before Kickstarting Your Hardware Startup

Kickstarting a hardware project ultimately means making hundreds or thousands of physical products that can compete in the modern marketplace.
3 Ways to Keep It Simple When You Have the Urge to Add One More Feature
Product Development

3 Ways to Keep It Simple When You Have the Urge to Add One More Feature

Product developers feel a tidal pull to make things far more complicated than necessary or than anybody else wants.
The 3 Biggest Roadblocks in Product Development
Product Development

The 3 Biggest Roadblocks in Product Development

The three spots where product development startups are most likely to stumble - and how to get around them
Testing, Testing: Is There a Market for My Product?
Starting a Business

Testing, Testing: Is There a Market for My Product?

To fight startup failure, practice product testing early and often.
To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype
Starting a Business

To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype

In the startup world, selling your vision in a PowerPoint presentation is so passe. To get the attention of VCs, prototypes are a must. Here is why.
3 Steps to Transform Your Business Idea Into a Prototype
Starting a Business

3 Steps to Transform Your Business Idea Into a Prototype

Whether you're building a cup holder or a tech gadget hooked to your smartphone, every product has to follow these three steps before it's ready.