Bre Pettis, an accomplished entrepreneur, is set to speak at Startup Iceland 2023, a gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders from around the world. Pettis is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of tech innovation and entrepreneurship, having co-founded MakerBot Industries and spearheaded the development of the DIY 3D printing movement.
Pettis’ journey into the tech industry began in 2006 when he co-founded Make magazine, a publication focused on the DIY movement, with Dale Dougherty. As the popularity of Make grew, Pettis realized that there was a need for accessible 3D printing technology for makers and enthusiasts. In 2009, he co-founded MakerBot Industries, a company dedicated to bringing 3D printing technology to the masses.
Under Pettis’ leadership, MakerBot became a leader in the 3D printing industry, with its affordable and easy-to-use 3D printers becoming a staple in makerspaces and classrooms around the world. Pettis also helped to create the open-source 3D printing community, which allowed makers and enthusiasts to share designs, collaborate, and develop new innovations in 3D printing.
In 2013, Pettis left MakerBot Industries and became the CEO of Bold Machines, a product design and innovation workshop. He also became an advisor to numerous startups and helped to launch the Bre & Co. brand, which creates high-end, handcrafted products.
Throughout his career, Pettis has been a champion of innovation and entrepreneurship. He has spoken at numerous conferences and events, sharing his knowledge and expertise with others in the industry. His insights and perspectives on the future of tech innovation and entrepreneurship are highly sought after, and his appearance at Startup Iceland 2023 is sure to be a highlight of the event.
As we look to the future of tech innovation and entrepreneurship, it is clear that the work of pioneers like Bre Pettis will continue to shape the industry. His passion, creativity, and commitment to accessible innovation have helped to democratize technology and make it available to all. We look forward to hearing more from Pettis at Startup Iceland 2023, and we are excited to see what new insights and ideas he will bring to the event.