Foundry is a storytelling community for hardware entrepreneurs and a discovery platform for the tools and services they need to build products.
Foundry exists to help hardware entrepreneurs design, build and sell products by connecting them to the tools and services they need to mass-produce goods and grow companies. Our professional network consists of inventors, industrial designers, engineers, manufacturers, marketers and business experts. Through our platform, we help each other design, prototype, fund, scale, manufacture, and sell great stuff.
Piers Fawkes is the founder and editor-in-chief of the news site PSFK.com. For almost a decade, Piers has steered the content direction of PSFK so that today it reaches 1.5 million creative professionals. In that time, he has driven thought leadership in health, retail, marketing and other key industry sectors with a series of provocative reports and insightful events where he brings the next generation of change-makers onstage.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine, the founder of Boing Boing (boingboing.net), and the editor-in-chief of Cool Tools. He was an editor at Wired Magazine from 1993-1998, the founding editor of wired.com, and is the author of seven books. His latest is "Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Anti-Gravity Jars and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects."
Joe Grand is an electrical engineer, inventor, product designer, and the founder of Grand Idea Studio, Inc. He achieved mainstream popularity after his appearance on Prototype This!, a Discovery Channel television show. He is a former member of the legendary hacker collective L0pht Heavy Industries, where he helped set the standard for computer security vulnerability research and disclosure, and achieved mainstream popularity after his appearance on the Discovery Channel TV show "Prototype This!". Joe is a sought-after speaker on the subjects of reverse engineering and hacking embedded systems
Doug is the founder of thirteen23, an independent design firm in Austin, Texas. thirteen23 has received awards and recognition from the Interaction Design Association, the Industrial Designers Society of America, and Core77. In 2012, the group gained national attention for its involvement with Obama’s mobile campaign. Prior to his involvement with thirteen23, Doug worked for the internationally-renowned frog design, where he helped lead digital product efforts for GE, SAP, HP, and Microsoft.