Alex’s career bridges the technical, creative, educational and business communities, and he enjoys helping others to do the same. As the director of the Columbus Idea Foundry he and his all-volunteer team teach classes on design and fabrication, provide consulting and production resources, perform micromanufacturing services for local businesses, and incubate 30+ individuals, artists, entrepreneurs and small businesses within the walls of the shop. Alex and the Foundry are striving hard to demonstrate a new type of business that can empower individuals to explore technology, art, design, education and entrepreneurship.
Learn about free and powerful design tools (CAD, virtual reality sculpting; electronics design; fashion design; manufacturing design; artistic design, and more); they can learn about amazing machines that will take their digital designs and give them life; and they can learn about how to promote their idea around the world, whether it's an innovation, a cool artistic project, or a retail product. I've spoken about this topic across the US and across the world (Barcelona; Dubai).Register for Workshop