Through our connections with hardware accelerator Catalyze Chicago, we were invited to 'pitch' at Technori on a cold February evening. We chose to explain the Design House process and provide an example story to demonstrate how we go through manufacture research, the jam, prototyping and eventual launch.
The challenge of the 'pitch' was to deliver the presentation in exactly 5 minutes, which calls for trimming the information down to the most important elements . Pam gave a great presentation and seemed very relaxed in her delivery despite the jam-packed audience of over 250 people.
Paul Hatch joined her for the Q&A, and the topics were geared mostly towards the business and structure of Design House and less about the process or missions. The theme of the Technori evening was about startups and the Maker movement, so the audience was interested in the business model behind Design House and how it can function as a not-for-profit.