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    Maker - To - Manufacturer Workshop

    4/1/2019
    Please join Catalyst Connection and Lenape Tech Adult Education for our first Maker-to-Manufacturer (M2M) workshop on Commercialization for Small Manufacturers. Learn how you can qualify for our $3,000 M2M mini-grant and participate in Catalyst Connection’s new M2M Peer Network. 
    • $3,000 Mini-Grant Funding:  M2M mini-grants are available to assist with prototype development, business case development, sales and distribution partners, and operational excellence advice.
    • M2M Peer Network: This group benefits from peer provided guidance, education and training programs, and access to emerging Maker Spaces in the region.
    Our two guest speakers for this event will be Catalyst Connection's Connie Palucka and Metal Solution Inc.’s Melissa Monarko. Connie, Managing Director of Regional Growth Initiatives, will discuss growth topics such as strategic marketing, sales performance support, e-strategy, market diversification, and innovation acceleration. Melissa, President and Owner, of Metal Solutions Inc., will speak about participating in the M2M program as well as her utilization of other Catalyst Connection resources.

    Register Today!

    SAVE THE DATES! The Maker-to-Manufacturing (M2M) Workshop Series will continue with the following dates and topics:
    April 24 – Part II - Financing Options for Small Manufacturers hosted at NCDMM, Blairsville, PA.  M2M Peer Network meeting will immediately follow. 
    May 21 – Part III - Operational Best Practices for Small Manufacturers hosted at The Corner in New Kensington, PA - more details to follow!

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