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New Event: The Business of Design

Want to make your product stand out? Learn how to impress the judges with more than just a great design. 

Join the creators of New York’s Next Top Makers for an evening of education, guidance and networking. Hear from IDEO storytelling gurus why good design doesn’t always speak for itself, and learn about the role of a designer in a world of 3D printers.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 22nd 

WHERE: 3DEA Pop Up Store - 835 6th Ave (At the corner of 6th and 29th St) 


Event format

7 p.m. Introductions, plus food and drink.


  • The role of design in 3D Printing - 7:30 p.m. Explore the role of a designer in an age where consumers can self-generate products with 3D printers.
  • Storytelling by IDEO - 7:40 p.m. There’s a story behind every design project. Do you know how to tell a great one? Experts at IDEO reveal how you can use storytelling to take your Next Top Makers submission to the next level.
  • Q&A on New York’s Next Top Makers - 8:10 p.m. Ask the creators of the challenge your burning questions!

8:30 - 9 p.m. More food and drink, plus networking opportunities with the speakers and other attendees.

Space is limited! Register today!


If you have any questions about the event or the challenge in general, feel free to send us an email at