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.

4 Recent Stories

The 3 Biggest Roadblocks in Product Development
Starting a Business

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
Business Ideas

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
Startup Basics

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.