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How A Brooklyn Co-Working Space Is Looking to Compete on the Global-Manufacturing Stage

How A Brooklyn Co-Working Space Is Looking to Compete on the Global-Manufacturing Stage

Marcel Botha, an entrepreneur working out of an innovative co-working space in Brooklyn, talks about how he was able to rapidly prototype an ergonomically designed baby spoon thanks to 3-D printing technology.
Before You Prototype a Tech Product, Ask These 5 Questions

Before You Prototype a Tech Product, Ask These 5 Questions

The impulse may be to rush to market, but taking the time to understand your potential customers will go a long way.
Testing, Testing: Is There a Market for My Product?

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

To fight startup failure, practice product testing early and often.
Finding a Top-Notch Manufacturer for Your Startup

Finding a Top-Notch Manufacturer for Your Startup

Finding manufactures is a daunting task, particularly when dealing with factories overseas. Here are a few tips on making it easier.
Re-Making Manufacturing in the United States

Re-Making Manufacturing in the United States

Cheap labor in China, Indonesia and India pushed the bulk of mass manufacturing overseas, but the U.S. is emerging competitive in a newer, more sophisticated kind of manufacturing.
Google Unveils 'Project Tango': A Smartphone That Sees in 3-D

Google Unveils 'Project Tango': A Smartphone That Sees in 3-D

Project Tango, a mobile phone prototype devised by Google that can create and capture 3-D models, will be distributed to 200 select developers in mid-March.
To Attract Funding, Develop a Prototype

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.
Gaining Startup Traction on a Budget

Gaining Startup Traction on a Budget

You don't always need to invest a lot of capital to demonstrate traction to investors. Here is how to do it on a budget and with limited resources.
Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free

Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free

The latest winner of the Cool Idea! Award program is Garageio, a device that allows you to open and close your garage door with your smartphone.
5 Tips for Creating a Prototype

5 Tips for Creating a Prototype

A prototype is often the only way to know if your idea will fly, and if your startup is ready to launch.
5 Steps to Take Your Product From Concept to Reality

5 Steps to Take Your Product From Concept to Reality

Practical tips for turning a product idea into a consumer must-have.
3 Steps to Transform Your Business Idea Into a Prototype

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.
Why Your Customers' Cravings Are Your Key to Success

Why Your Customers' Cravings Are Your Key to Success

Knowing what customers want and delivering will help you gain market share fast. Here's how.
Need a Prototype? 3-D Printers Coming to UPS Stores

Need a Prototype? 3-D Printers Coming to UPS Stores

The shipping giant has made 3-D printing available in a San Diego franchise and will extend the offering to five other cities across the U.S. in the next two months as part of a pilot program.

The Two Must-Have Elements for Attracting Startup Funding

Venture capitalist Paul Lee offers advice on what entrepreneurs should do get noticed by investors.
3 Ways to Find Your Next Brilliant Product Idea

3 Ways to Find Your Next Brilliant Product Idea

How you can harness your best business ideas and bring them to life.
Starting Lean: Selling a Vision

Starting Lean: Selling a Vision

Mark Hirsch of CreativeWorx tells how he used prototypes to win clients, plus tips from experts on using 'minimum viable products' to test the market.

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