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In January, SecondMuse continued its newest series of hardware startup support. This session focused on Supply Chain Strategy at New Lab in Brooklyn Navy Yard. NYCEDC’s Stacey Weismiller and Inventaprint’s Rich Mokuolu lead attendees through an essential presentation on sourcing and production.
In January, M-Corps launched the first manufacturing workshop in a series that will stretch into 2020. At Urban Future Lab, we kicked off with Manufacturing 101: Talking to Manufacturers, a panel discussion with local experts and moderated by SecondMuse Senior Director Katey Metzroth.
On Day 3 of onboarding, at Pratt Institute’s BF+DA, we dug into the manufacturing tools available to help startups level up from prototype to production. These included a Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) assessment and SecondMuse’s Production Scale Up Roadmap (PSR).
Founders are living and breathing the manufacturing resurgence so they reshape the narrative and provide knowledge based on real-time experience. Take money off the table and fill a room with peers, and the narrative changes immediately.
Manufacturing (and all its pitfalls) starts well before production, which is why we felt Dragon was the perfect fit for M-Corps. Cohort startups will have free access to Dragon’s Product Planner, the industry-leading insight platform, as well as mentorship from Dragon engineers.
NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research Development Authority) has provided program support, and partners include NYU Tandon’s Urban Future Lab, PowerBridgeNY, New Lab and Stony Brook University’s Clean Energy Business Incubator Program.