2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

New Maker Models: Innovations in Urban Production

Tuesday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon D
500 E 4th St

New tools and platforms aren’t just changing how we prototype products, but how we design businesses around them. Hardware entrepreneurs are experimenting with new ways of making, sharing, and selling these products. A 21st-century production ecosystem is shaping up to be small, collaborative, dynamic, and driven by emerging technologies. Who are the players involved and what platforms and policies are shaping this renaissance? Hear from some of these players—entrepreneurs, community partners, and institutional sponsors—and see how they are working together to nurture a thriving production economy in New York City.

Hashtags: #sxsw #NextTopMakers


John Dimatos

Tech & Design Outreach Lead


John Dimatos graduated from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program and worked at Makerbot before joining Kickstarter as the Lead for Technology and Design Partnerships.

Maisha Lopa at SXSW

Maisha Lopa

Sr Project Mgr


I work for New York City Economic Development Corporation where I develop and implement entrepreneurship support programs for emerging sectors in New York City.

Most recently, I ran the New Yor...

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Sean Petterson


StrongArm Technologies

Tenoch Esparza


Sunhouse Inc

Tenoch Esparza is a musician and technologist with an MBA from Columbia. After high school, he studied classical piano at the Moscow State Conservatory for 4 years. He is a co-founder of Sunhouse. ...

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