Time & Date
Friday, April 19, 2019, 6:30 pm
WBUR CitySpace 890 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215Open in Google Maps
Boston Innovation In Consumer Products
Since 2008, The Grommet, a product discovery platform based in Somerville, has launched 3,000 innovative products from Makers, inventors and entrepreneurs, including companies that have become household names like FitBit, IdeaPaint, Lovepop, OtterBox, SimpliSafe, SodaStream, S’well and many others from around the world. As technology makes it easier than ever for entrepreneurs to develop and launch consumer products, Greater Boston has dozens of product companies rising up from our academia, science and tech communities—and new ideas are always bubbling up.
Reporter Callum Borchers spoke with Jules Pieri, The Grommet's Co-founder & CEO and author of the new book, "How We Make Stuff Now," along with several Boston-area companies (KettlePizza, Smart Girls Jewelry and Quell) to share their stories and insights about launching consumer products.