Resources for Entrepreneurs

Coaches:

 

Bruce O'Donnell

Startup Business Guide


Gives free advice on administrative and strategic elements of setting up and growing a startup. He has several startups at MakeHaven that have an ongoing coaching relationship. Contact him on https://www.makehaven.org/startup-business-guide

Alex Murdoch

Prototype Fabricator


Available for consult and hire to help make your prototypes and products, Alex has a background in Mechanical Engineering, and has several clients at MakeHaven. Contact at Alex.Murdoch@CreativeAndPracticalDesign.com or @Alex_Murdoch on Slack.

Nick McGhee

Prototype Fabricator


Available for consult and hire to help make your prototypes and products, background in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a facilitator at MakeHaven. Contact at McGhee.Nicholas@gmail.com or @Nicholas McGhee on Slack.

 

There are also many members ready to offer freelance services.

Business Planning and Networking Resources

 

 

Startup Necessities

 

Patent Pending Resources

  • Wiggin and Dana: Offers Startup Discounts
  • Book: Patent Pending in 24 Hours
    • Located in MakeHaven Library

 

Design Prototype or MVP Development

  • Creative and Practical Product Designs LLC: Provides affordable design and CAD services for startup products
  • Big Bang IP: Professional design and prototype development services
  • Nexus Design: Wide range of product design services
    • Nexusdesignllc.com
    • Contact: Kurt via JR

 

Metal Fabricators

  • Logan Steel: Supplies metals of a wide variety and has on-site metal fabrication services.

    • 119 Empire Ave, Meriden, CT 06450

    • (203) 235-0811
       

  • Luckey Climbers: Local company building sculptural playgrounds. Talented artists and fabricators who may be able to provided advice.

    • Ask JR for intro to Spencer the co-owner
       

  • Guilford Art Center: Has facilities for a metal forge and stonecarving

  • EWS 3D: Specialty metal fabricaiton 

 

Electronics

  • Arrow: Electronics supply company with local representatives and strong entrepreneurial support .

    • Arrow.com Ask JR for an introduction to a rep

 

Plastics

  • Plastics Factory: Supplies and cuts to shape a wide variety of plastic materials

  • Modern Plastics: An industrial supplier of large volume plastics. No direct to consumer. MakeHaven has an account

    • modernplastics.com

 

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