SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2016 for Entrepreneurs

SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2016 Entrepreneur

Are you thinking about a new product idea, need pointers on how to get funding, or want learn from other creative start-ups? SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2016 will feature a new event for entrepreneurs at all stages of development to help prepare you for business success.

Join us in Dallas on Tuesday, February 2 for three successive panel discussions starting at 1:30pm CT:

Session 1: Getting Started (1:30pm to 2:30pm)

This panel will discuss how to launch a new venture, build a team, and get funded with startup issues specific to hardware ventures, and prototyping.

Session 2: Getting It Made (2:45pm to 3:45pm)

How-to and lessons learned on the topic of sourcing manufacturing domestically or abroad including supply chain and quality

Session 3: Getting it Sold (4:30pm to 6:00pm)

Building channels, utilizing existing channels, direct/e-commerce/brick & mortar and developing a brand. Learn how to get your new product onto the virtual or physical store shelf and ultimately into the hands of paying customers.

Each session is presented in a “fireside-chat” format. This provides you with opportunities to ask questions and actively participate with panelists comprised of venture capital investors, incubators and hardware start-up founders.

Speakers and fellow SOLIDWORKS users participating in the Entrepreneurship Track sessions include:


Ryan Vinyard, Highway1


Renee DiResta, Haven, VP of Business Development

Author, Former VC

Sophia and Laura for Our Story BW

Sophia Berman, Trusst Lingerie

CEO and co-founder


Laura West, Trusst Lingerie

CPO and co-founder

MOUS Music case

Josh Shires, Mous


Other members include:

Tej Patel, Fluxergy

John Pamplin, Compression Kinetics

President & co-founder

Join the latest members of the SOLIDWORKS community at SOLIDWORKS WORLD! See you soon.


Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard