• Nick Pinkston

    Founder & CEO of Plethora

    Nick is the Founder & CEO of Plethora – a rapid manufacturing service that gives you real-time design feedback and pricing inside your CAD software, and then produces your parts in a new kind of on-demand automated factory that programs itself to make your parts.

    Previously, Nick started CloudFab, the world’s first manufacturing-as-a-service API, and also HackPittsburgh, a collective workshop for the makers of Pittsburgh. Nick was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Manufacturing and Industry in 2016.

    Nick’s mission is to make developing hardware as easy as software through better tools to accelerate the pace of invention and make it accessible to everyone. He also organizes the SF Hardware Startup Meetup and is heavily involved in building the hardware startup movement.

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    The Maker Movement and the Next Manufacturing Revolution

    The digital revolution has thoroughly transformed everything to do with information, and we’re now in the early stages of the digital revolution transforming the world of material things. In our October What’s Now: San Francisco event, Nick Pinkston, co-founder of one of San Francisco’s most intriguing next-generation manufacturing firms, Plethora, explained what’s happening in this new industrial revolution and reflected on the coming repercussions.

    Participants: Nick Pinkston