Thursday, March 24, 2016

NewCo Boston Host Company Fun Facts - Timothy Prestero, Founder & CEO, Design That Matters










Timothy Prestero, Founder & CEO, Design That Matters



1. Why Boston?

All of DtM's best product ideas have come from our hundreds of students and professional volunteers.  You can't swing a dead cat in Boston without hitting some phenomenally talented people, whether they're world experts in science and medicine or prodigies in engineering and industrial design.


2. What movie, no matter how many times you've seen it, do you have to watch when it's on?

Glengarry Glen Ross.  Motivational quotes for every occasion!


3. What book(s) do you think everyone on your team should read?

Bertrand Russell - The Impact of Science on Society
"If you genuinely desire the happiness of mankind, certain forms of ignoble personal happiness are not open to you."

Pierre Bayard - How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read
"Truth destined for others is less important than truthfulness to ourselves, something attainable only by those who free themselves from the obligation to seem cultivated."

James Webb Young - A Technique for Producing Ideas
To paraphrase: "Every really good creative person I have ever known was an extensive browser in all sorts of fields of information. For it is with the creative as with the cow: no browsing, no milk."


About Design That Matters: We are setting the standard for best practice in design for poor communities in the developing world. We are pushing the limits of technology in rapid prototyping and low-volume manufacturing to bring great design to communities currently missed by commercial markets. Our goal is to deliver a better quality of service, and a better quality of life, to millions of beneficiaries through products designed for our partner social enterprises.


Want to learn more? Visit Timothy Prestero and the Design That Matters office during NewCo Boston on April 27, 2016!


Session Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Session TitleHow Can a Small Team on a Shoestring Budget Save a Million Lives?



Learn more about NewCo Boston and purchase tickets here: http://bos.newco.co/




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