How to Manufacture Your Product – Rhode Island Startup Week

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Start Date

October 19, 2021 03:00 pm

End Date

October 19, 2021 04:00 pm




Polaris MEP



Turn your idea into a commercial product!

One idea or a notebook full? Make them a reality!

Rhode Island Startup Week 2021 logo

During Rhode Island Startup Week you can learn how to transform your idea or prototype into a manufactured product.

This interactive workshop introduces you to the primary steps to prepare to manufacture and go commercial. You’ll hear how to take a product from “cool idea” to “successfully-manufactured reality.”

Serial entrepreneur Peter Russo shares the steps he used to develop hundreds of ideas into profitable products. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about other resources available to Rhode Island startups.

Who Should Attend

  • Startups and their support networks
  • “Intrapreneurs” pushing new innovations within existing companies

About the Presenter

Peter is an entrepreneur and mentor. He has founded, built, and sold companies, served on acquisition teams for venture firms, and been an angel investor.

Peter founded five start-ups based on innovative consumer products. He has created, licensed and sold hundreds of products and holds 16 patents (all used in commerical production).  He also has advised established companies in strategic planning, operational efficiency and adoption of technology and guided startups in manufacturing readiness and commercialization.

He is now President of New Approach Development, an innovative product development company. Previously Peter was the Director of Growth & Innovation at MassMEP where he helped author the DOE Build4Scale program.

Peter supports Rhode Island startups as a consultant with Polaris MEP.

Peter has a B.S. (Finance) and an MBA (Marketing) from Babson College. He is a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) in accordance with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and a Kaplan-Norton Balanced Scorecard Certified Graduate.

Polaris MEP is committed to offering the best business improvement programs to Rhode Island Manufacturers.

In order to achieve that goal and to justify continued U.S. Department of Commerce funding for these services, participants are asked to provide impact data and assessment. You may be asked for feedback through a short online survey within 1-3 days of this program and possibly again through an impartial third-party survey firm, 6-12 months after a Polaris MEP hosted public workshop.

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