Zach Kaplan The Story Of Inventables.com Part 2 of 7

2 04 2011

Zach Kaplan co-founded Inventables in 2002. As CEO, Kaplan leads the company to achieve its vision of making sourcing and selling materials and technologies easy. Companies including Microsoft, P&G, and Nike create better products for consumers by finding new materials and technologies they can use in their products on Inventables website marketplace. Kaplan has spoken on product development and innovation to audiences at conferences across the country, including the Technology Entertainment and Design Conference (TED), Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) National Conference, National Plastics Exposition, Sensors Expo & Conference and the International Housewares Show. And, his work has been covered by Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, CNN, NPR and other leading media outlets. In 2006 he was honored by Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry as a Modern Leonardo da Vinci. Prior to Inventables he created Lever Works, a custom web application and hosting company that sold to Leo Media, a multimedia firm, in 2001. He holds a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois. For more information on speakers, events and classes that The Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC) has to offer check out: http://www.tec.illinois.edu

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