Startup Advisor Lunch and Learn: Impact Washington
Innovators often fall in love with the technology, design, and features, features, features of their idea, but end up with a difficult and costly to manufacture product.
Speaker, Nick Wilkes, will take us on a deep dive into:
Best Practices for transitioning from Idea to Product Development to Manufacturing
Design for Manufacturability – make it a focus up front – sets the stage for your success
Voice of the Customer – is the customer willing to pay for this feature, expense, etc.?
Nick Wilkes works as an account executive with Impact Washington, serving the needs of manufacturers in the Centeral and Eastern part of the state in all industry sectors. Nick has broad experience in manufacturing methods, including investment casting, forging, composite fabrication, welding, and machining. Previous to his current role, Nick directed a cross-functional Program Management team of 8 individuals responsible for executing $100 million of annual deliveries for commercial aerospace, business jet, and military missile manufacturing contracts. He also has three years of experience working within the NIST MEP National Network. Lastly, Nick worked as a Technology Commercialization Manager for the University of Utah, handling the College of Engineering’s innovation and commercialization portfolio.