Bringing a New Product Idea to Market – Rural Innovation Series
February 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Register in advance for this meeting:
Do you have ideas for new products and/or processes? Join us for this exciting free virtual workshop presented on the topics of Idea Generation, Clarification and Prioritization.
We will cover the following:
– Concept & sketch
– Iterative prototyping/testing
– Elements of great design
-Finding the best path to market
– 8 keys for the inventor
– The good
– The bad
– The ugly
– Where to find help along the way
Speakers Bios: Evan and Ganya Anderson
Evan operates Gizmonics, a design, prototyping, and product development company in Bismarck, ND. With engineering software, an on-site prototyping shop and an alarming number of 3D printers, he designs and builds a wide range of prototypes, turning ideas into reality.
Evan has 26 years of product development, manufacturing, and project management experience, has owned 6 businesses, and has brought several innovative products to national and international markets.
Evan began his professional career with the Boeing Company. He then worked for Applied Films Corporation, a high-tech manufacturer in Boulder, Colorado. At Applied Films, Evan was responsible for 250 employees and $50M in annual production.
Evan holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Industrial Technology from the University of North Dakota. He enjoys solving problems of any kind and spends a good deal of his free time on a mountain bike.
Ganya is the data crunching geek at Gizmonics. She uses applied statistics to assist in product development, optimizing the design for certain performance characteristics. That’s a fancy way of saying that she uses math to make products and processes better.
Ganya is also responsible for the training and development side of Gizmonics. Her areas of focus include process measurement and improvement, problem solving, training, and facilitation. During her career, Ganya has worked with companies in financial services, energy, government, telecommunications, education and manufacturing.
Ganya has a Masters of Arts in Economics from the University of North Dakota and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Smith College. She is a certified Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and loves getting away from the computer to go on bike rides with her husband.