The Silicon Valley Business of Engineering is a great meet-up group put together by
Elise Engelhardt (LinkedIn profile here ) who, in my opinion is a great power networker and leader. Among many others, I attended the first meeting today and it was a great success!
The event was sponsored by two groups, Ozen Engineering (website here) and STM, aptly named Service To Mankind ( website here ). Instead of using their generous sponsorship as a platform to rave about themselves, both Metin Ozen of Ozen Engineering and Floyd Bertagnolli of STM kept their presentations very brief and informative (I learned something exciting, which I hope to share with you in a separate post).
The group's future events would be a great resource for engineers, not only medical device folks, but others as well. I ran into a host of service providers, consultants and so on. It was inspiring to meet some very entrepreneurial folks as well.
I networked with a bunch of folks, some of whom were kind enough to share in great detail how they charged for consulting, how they came up with the plans and so on. I also spent a good deal of time talking to another former Apple employee on the care they pay in engineering their products. The whole event was very educational for me. I hope to run into some of you at the next event!
I think this is a great beginning and a wonderful resource for engineers in the Silicon Valley, to carry on, as the title says, with the business of engineering.
1. Silicon Valley Business of Engineering
2. Silicon Valley Engineering Council on LinkedIn
3. MedDevice Engineers, Bay Area on LinkedIn
4. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Santa Clara Valley on LinkedIn
5. "sfmedengineers" on Yahoo! Groups
Do you know of other resources? If so, let me know and I will post them here.
Until next time...