Start the #MCPC2011 With An Innovative Pre-Event and Networking Reception at #TechShop


Great news: TechShop is hosting a pre-MCPC 2011 networking reception and mixer — and offers unique opportunity to tour their San Francisco space.TechShop changed the world through open access to the tools of invention… With the advance of inexpensive access to powerful and easy to use tools,
the invention of physical products has never been easier, cheaper, or speedier… particularly if you have a $100 a month membership to TechShop.

During the MCPC Conference, TechShop CEO Mark Hatch will share more about this unique approach to open innovation. But on November 15, you can experience this life:

TechShop is hosting a pre-conference in the San Francisco facility, 926 Howard Street, just 3 blocks from the Powell Street BART station (, on Tue, Nov 15, 7pm.

Conference participants staying in the Conference hotel (Marriot  SFO) will be picked up at the hotel at 6:15pm by a shuttle arranged by Techshop.

At TechShop, the program includes some light refreshments & beer, wine as well as non-alcoholic beverages at the Techshop! At 7:30pm and 8:30pm a short tour will be offered in the facilities. The
bus will bring you back to the hotel at 9:15pm.

This event is open to all MCPC participants. To register for the pre-event at tech-shop, please sign up here
Note: MCPC participants only., conference regsitrations required for check-in at TechShop!

By | 2018-06-14T07:15:23+00:00 November 9th, 2011|Events, Fabbing, MCPC2011|

About the Author:

Frank T. Piller is a Co-Director of the MIT Smart Customization Group at the MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and a chair professor of management at the Technology & Innovation Management Group of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, one of Europe’s leading institutes of technology. Before entering his recent position in Aachen, he worked at the MIT Sloan School of Management (2004-2007) and has been an associate professor of management at TUM Business School, Technische Universitaet Muenchen. Frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Economist, and Business Week, amongst others, Frank is regarded as one of the leading experts on strategies for customer-centric value creation, like mass customization, personalization, and innovation co-creation. His recent analysis of the crowdsourcing business model “Threadless” (co-authored with Susumu Ogawa), an innovative crowdsourcing business model in the fashion industry, has been elected as one of the Top-20 articles in MIT Sloan Management Review.