On Thursday, November 13th The Grommet will be teaming up with Nytec to gather Seattle’s Makers and Retailers. The fun doesn’t end there, though. Our team will remain in the Emerald City through the weekend to coach and judge, respectively, Kirkland’s Startup Weekend – Maker Edition.
If you’re not familiar with Nytec, there is no time like the present to get to know this early stage product design company because they are pushing the envelope as to what can be accomplished end-to-end in consumer product design and engineering. And they are doing it right here in the United States. Put most simply, they “bring products to life.” At The Grommet, we have long described our actions as giving products a voice, so we are looking forward to joining forces with this like-minded company. Nytec plays an active role in the Seattle startup scene and is gracious enough to welcome The Grommet Community to their Innovation Center for a fireside chat with Grommet Maker, Nancie Weston of Grayl and Vince Ball, the Creative Director at Nytec. They'll be discussing the route from ideation to design, followed by an evening of networking.
We were introduced to Nytec, however, thanks to the local Seattle team behind Startup Weekend. SW is a global force with volunteer teams in cities around the world who produce events through which local entrepreneurs collaborate to launch a startup in 54 hours. These are not just educational events, either; over 36% of Startup Weekend launches are still going strong three months after the event. The Kirkland Maker Edition is focused specifically on the consumer product space, making it a hotbed for Grommet activity. Jon Conelias, our VP of Finance and Operations, will be one of the coaches (think Tim Gunn during the Project Runway team challenges), while I will serve as one of the judges. We love what Startup Weekend does for the entrepreneurial ecosystem and are ready to roll up our sleeves and join in the action. We also look forward to meeting our local Seattle Community and hope to see you at our meetup!
JOIN US: NOVEMBER 13TH AT 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Nytec Product Innovation Center
416 6th Street, South Kirkland, WA 98033
This event is open to all, we can't wait to meet you!
Please RSVP here.
After Seattle, we’ll be heading back to Boston for one of our biggest adventures yet. What, you ask? Stay tuned…