4th Hardware Meetup: Rockets, Education, and Engineering Collaboration
Happy New Year! We’re back with another hardware meetup. This month we’ll hear from three presenters from different sides of the LA hardware ecosystem.
Max Haot, Founder and CEO of Launcher (https://www.launcherspace.com/). Launcher develops efficient rocket engines and transfer vehicles for delivering small satellites into orbit. Prior to Launcher, Max founded the livestreaming hardware and software company, Livestream (acquired by Vimeo), and the livestreaming camera company Mevo (acquired by Logitech).
Kay Yang, inventor, creative, and educator (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kayamyyang/). Kay combined her love of tinkering, robotics, and education to create Tinker the Robot (https://www.tinkertherobot.com/), all-in-one homeschooling kits for helping kids learn science and engineering. Kay has worked in several industries from biotechnology, defense, consumer products, and cleantech.
Steven Massey, Co-founder and CEO of Prewitt Ridge (https://www.prewittridge.com/). Prewitt Ridge’s engineering collaboration software Verve treats system requirements and other design drivers as global variables, and programmatically places them in tools where engineers are doing real work. Prewitt Ridge was part of the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator’s summer 2020 cohort. Before founding Prewitt Ridge, Steven spent years working in aerospace, including 5+ years at SpaceX.