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Bryan Wilcox

Bryan Wilcox

Co-Founder & CTO - Tovala
Hardware Expert

Y Combinator

Bryan Wilcox is a co-founder and the former CTO of Tovala, a food-tech company that saves people time with a smart oven and paired meal service. Tovala has raised $70M in venture funding from Y Combinator, Comcast Ventures, Interplay, Origin Ventures and Left Lane Capital. Prior to Tovala, Bryan worked with GE, John Deere, and Whirlpool before earning his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois. Bryan founded 2 other companies, including The Product Manufactory, where he still consults on product development. He advises startup founders on business leadership, company culture, and developing great technology products.

Raised $70 m+ in funding
Building hardware
Y Combinator alum
PhD Mechanical Engineering
Product-driven growth
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Jacob Jaber

Jacob Jaber

Co-Founder - Philz Coffee
Retail Sales Expert

Philz Coffee

Jacob Jaber is the Co-Founder & Chairman of Philz Coffee. As CEO for nearly two decades, Jacob grew Philz from the original coffee shop in San Francisco's Mission District to more than 70 locations across the country. Jacob has raised more than $100 million in funding from investors. Jacob is also a renowned investor and advisor and was named Forbes' 30 Under 30. Jacob is a pro in the consumer space, specializing in product, design, customer experience, retail, consumer technology, team building, org culture and more.

Philz Coffee
Raised $100M
Angel investor
Retail expansion
Food & Beverage
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Panos Papadiamantis

Panos Papadiamantis

Co-Founder & CPO - PNOĒ
Hardware & Medtech Expert

Y Combinator

Panos Papadiamantis is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of PNOĒ, a medical equipment manufacturing which enables health professionals to provide science-backed nutrition and training through breath analysis. PNOĒ has raised over $10M in venture capital from Y Combinator, Fifty Years, UpHonest Capital and Joyance Partners. PNOĒ is trusted by 3,000+ health professionals, world-class athletes such as Russel Wilson (NFL champion), Emma Raducanu (US Open champion), and Annie Thorisdottir (Crossfit Games champion), 100+ research centers and universities including MIT, UCLA, and Columbia University, as well as leading brands including Inbody and Spartan Racing. Panos has analyzed more than 100,000 metabolic profiles and helped more than 40,000 users achieve better health and performance through metabolic-based recommendations founded on their metabolic profiles and recommendations supported by more than 1,000 peer-reviewed articles. In addition to this, he has been recognized by Forbes 30 under 30 (Europe) for his contributions to the healthcare industry.

Y Combinator alum
Forbes 30 Under 30
Building hardware
MSc Stanford University
User acquisition
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Alexandra Zatarain

Alexandra Zatarain

VP of Branding - Eight Sleep
Consumer Product Expert

Eight Sleep
Y Combinator

Alexandra Zatarain is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand and Marketing at Eight Sleep, the world's first sleep fitness company. Eight Sleep solves sleep's most pressing issues through innovation and cutting-edge technology. The Pod, its best-selling product, has a cult-like following among business leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and professional athletes. Among many others, the Pod is the preferred sleep accessory of CrossFit 2021 and 2022 champion Justin Medeiros and the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team. The company has raised $160 million from investors such as General Catalyst, 8VC, Founders Fund, Craft Ventures, and Khosla Ventures among others. Alexandra was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in Consumer Tech in 2017, and to Inc.'s Top 100 Female Founder's list in 2020.

Raised $160m+
Forbes 30 Under 30
Formula 1
Inc. Top 100
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Defining Manufacturing: The Art of Production

Manufacturing is the process of converting raw materials and components into finished products through various techniques and technologies. Explore the essence of manufacturing and its role in shaping modern economies.

Unveiling Lean Manufacturing: Streamlining Production

Lean manufacturing is a systematic approach aimed at optimizing production processes by eliminating waste and enhancing efficiency. Discover the principles that make lean manufacturing a cornerstone of modern production.

Understanding Additive Manufacturing: The Future of Production

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a cutting-edge technology that creates objects layer by layer. Explore the transformative potential of this revolutionary technique in various industries.

Exploring the Manufacturing Industry: A Driving Force

The manufacturing industry encompasses a vast array of sectors, from automotive and electronics to food and textiles. Discover the significance of this industry and its impact on global economies.

Meet the Manufacturers: Masters of Production

Manufacturers are skilled professionals who orchestrate the production process, from planning and design to execution. Learn about their crucial role in bringing products to life.

Consultant for Manufacturing: Expert Solutions for Growth

A consultant for manufacturing offers specialized guidance and expertise to businesses seeking to optimize their production processes and improve overall performance.

Embracing Lean Manufacturing Experts: Mastering Efficiency

Lean manufacturing experts are well-versed in the principles of lean production and offer invaluable insights to enhance productivity and reduce waste.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in Manufacturing: Measuring Success

KPIs in manufacturing provide a quantitative measurement of performance and efficiency. Learn how these metrics play a vital role in shaping strategic decisions.

Advanced Manufacturing Technology: Innovations for Progress

Advanced manufacturing technology comprises cutting-edge solutions that leverage automation, artificial intelligence, and robotics to revolutionize production processes.

Quality Manufacturing: Excellence in Execution

Quality manufacturing focuses on delivering products that meet or exceed customer expectations. Explore how a commitment to quality drives success in the manufacturing industry.

Mentorcam's Manufacturing Experts: Guiding Your Success

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