Nick Pinkston

Nick Pinkston is the founder of Plethora, a rapid manufacturing service with tools that help you improve, verify, and cost your part inside your CAD software in real time and then let you make prototypes and small runs using a flexible manufacturing system. Previously, Nick started CloudFab, the world's first manufacturing-as-a-service API, and also HackPittsburgh, a collective workshop for the makers of Pittsburgh, PA. Nick's mission is to make developing hardware as easy software through better, more accessible tools. He also organizes the SF Hardware Startup Meetup and is heavily involved in building the hardware startup movement more broadly.