Panel Discussion: Are We Still Innovating In America?
New York friends, put this on your calendar, or at least on your Twitter radar (@newamericanyc).
Tomorrow evening, MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis is going to lend his perspective to an interesting discussion about manufacturing and innovation in America, put on by the New America Foundation and Bloomberg. We make a manufacturing device, and we assemble all of our machines here in Brooklyn, so these topics are obviously close to our heart.
Here is the text from the event page:
SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 6:30 – 8:15PM
199 LAFAYETTE STREET, THIRD FLOOR – JUST PAST SPRING AT KENMARE—AND UPSTAIRS FROM LA ESQUINA!
America: home to Apple Inc., Google, Amazon, and a slew of other powerful and innovative companies that rule the world of technology. The United States can no doubt claim many of the globe’s pioneering big businesses, but there’s also evidence the country faces declining rates of entrepreneurship and ranks far behind many other nations in educating its young people.
In the race to “win the future,” are we putting too much emphasis on app development and social media platforms instead of investing in biological research and robotics? Is there a way to combine these fields to create meaningful tools for society? Join us for a conversation about what the United States is actually creating and how we fare compared to the rest of the world.
Bre will join some awesome other panelists.
* Ashlee Vance, Technology Writer, Bloomberg Businessweek
* Andrew McLaughlin, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, betaworks
* Romesh Ratnesar, Deputy Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek and Future Tense Fellow, New America Foundation
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