GE Ventures Capital investment firm hosts 'Advanced Manufacturing Summit'

GE Ventures has contributed funding to a number of companies we’re quite familiar with, including Carbon, Desktop Metal, Local Motors and Optomec.

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Capital investment firm hosts 'Advanced Manufacturing Summit'

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GE Ventures, a capital investment firm  set out to assist young companies in Healthcare, Energy, Software and Advanced Manufacturing is holding the “Advanced Manufacturing Summit” on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in Washington DC from 2-7PM.

GE Ventures has contributed funding to a number of companies we’re quite familiar with, including Carbon, Desktop Metal, Local Motors and Optomec.

3D printing is only one part of GE Ventures’ Advanced Manufacturing & Enterprise category, but it’s a big part. Advanced Manufacturing & Enterprise includes several sub-categories such as Integrated Design, Advanced Fabrication, Brilliant Factory, Supply Chain and Logistics, Robotics Services and Automation and Enterprise Software Solutions for HR, Marketing and Commercial Operations.

The event will feature Industry experts, entrepreneurs and government officials coming together to discuss the future of manufacturing and the impact of innovative and disruptive technologies.

Featured speakers will include Congressman Tim Ryan, who will present on the topic of “Manufacturing caucus success and what to expect next,” and entrepreneur Steve Case. An additional keynote speech, entitled “How digital technology is transforming business units,” will be given by Greg Morris, Strategy Growth Leader for GE Additive. Opening and closing remarks will be delivered by Karen Kerr, Senior Managing Director, Advanced Manufacturing, GE Ventures.

The President and CEO of Optomec, Dave Ranahi, will be participating in a panel discussion titled “New perspectives on policy and government funding to drive innovation and entrepreneurship.” Other panellists includes CEO of UI Labs, Caralynn Nowinski Collens and Founding Director of American Makes, Ralph Resnick.

The session will be moderated by Senior Director of Advanced Manufacturing, GE Ventures, Steve Taub. The Panel will discuss key ways of maintaining America’s leadership In disruptive technology such as additive manufacturing.

Ramahi will also discuss Optomec’s Aerosol Jet and LENS 3D printing technology, and the impact they have made on the design, manufacturing and maintenance of products.

The event session will be concluded with a cocktail reception and a showcase of several of GE Ventures’ Advanced Manufacturing & Enterprise portfolio companies.

For more information or to register, check out the event page here.

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