July LAUNCH|Talk: Get Your Startup’s Products Off the Ground
Alex Palmer @alexpalmer1
CraterWorks MakerSpace - Central Point, OR
330 N Fir St
Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 12:30 AM - 3:30 AM
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This LAUNCH|Talk will feature a panel discussion to help you learn what it takes to be successful making and selling products right here in Southern Oregon. Join us at the amazing new CraterWorks Maker Space in Central Point. Our evening will include a tour of CraterWorks so that you can see for yourself that we now have access to these impressive facilities that support graphics, craft, wood, metal and food entrepreneurs. You will be able to have your questions answered and discover new resources to support your consumer products-based business in Southern Oregon. The panel will include: Taneea Browning, Managing Partner in CraterWorks MakerSpace, in Central Point. In addition to being an Oregon native, wife, mother and Executive Director of Central Point based, non-profit, D.I.R.T., (Direct Involvement Recreation Teaching), Browning has recently taken on this new role. CraterWorks is a partnership between the Central Point School District and DIRT. CraterWorks is building a community of makers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders and students of all disciplines, working under one roof, sharing tools and ideas and building incredible futures. Jordan Willing, founder and CEO of JMW SALES. JMW is a consumer products company based in Ashland whose mission is to develop purposeful products that inspire and make an impact. JMW have successfully brought over 500 educational products to market under their own house brands such as Discover with Dr Cool, or through licensed manufacturing partnerships with brands such as National Geographic, Bear Gryls and more. Ryan Wilcoxson, Executive Director of Talent Maker City. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is working to build a more connected, more prosperous Rogue Valley through hands-on creativity and innovative STEAM-based learning. Prior to co-founding TMC in 2016, Ryan owned and operated a San Francisco-based media design/development company. These days, he can be found doing a little bit of everything at Talent’s downtown makerspace facility.