James McArthur is a serial entrepreneur who is dedicated to making invention and design accessible and possible for everyone.
He is on a mission to change the way the founding process works for new ventures, and he is working to build the systems needed to make sure innovators have the tools and support they need to build successful products. His background in data modeling, sales and marketing helps him ground businesses on strong foundations while building sustainable high-growth ventures.
He is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurial strategy and is the founder of Hobcaw Cafe, a MakerBot Alumnus and is now leading the charge at FormTap and Fleks3D helping bring the next iteration of 3D printed products and services to the masses.
Peter T. Ragonetti is the Creative Leader and Chief Designer of PTR Design Studio in Brooklyn. His studio focuses on providing disruptive hypothesis, concept design and manufacturing support for entrepreneurs that are trying to launch products. He is also the Co-Founder and CCO (Chief Creative Officer) of a start-up company named Pet Tag Plus based out of Denver, CO. Pet Tag Plus is developing the first connected and engaging Pet Tag. Peter was trained in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn where he received a BID (Bachelor of Industrial Design) in 2004. Since leaving Pratt, Peter was the Senior Designer for JW Pet Company and the Director of Product Development for Kikkerland Design as well as working on many client-based independent projects. In his 10 years of professional design, he has been responsible for the design and development of thousands of products and is also named in over a hundred patents.
Viktor Jondal is a Swedish New York-based product designer that fuse pure creative gusto with a thorough understanding of cultural and market forces behind a brand. His work ranging from one-of-a-kind furniture, packaging for high-end lifestyle brands to innovative home products. He works with clients big and small, national and international. His work can be found in your local fashion boutique, at a super-bowl half-time show and on shelves in Tokyo.
Viktor Jondals independent work has been featured by industry recognized publications and institutions on three continents. While holding key creative leadership roles in renowned New York based design consultancies, he has brought products to market for a wide range of global companies. It is this duality of artistry and market understanding that inspires him and has formed his unique approach to product design.