On Thursday, Brendan Chang, a 12-year-old Shapie, shared a photo of an iPod case he designed using Shapeways on Twitter. Inspired by his story, I took some time to catch up with Brendan this weekend before he headed off to summer camp. There are many reasons to get up for work in the morning as a member of the Shapeways team, but stories like Brendans remind us how important and influential what we do here really is. Here’s a quote from Brendan to give you a taste: “And the best part? It was mine. Nobody else had my case.”
Here at Shapeways, we're all about community. You are, after all, what powers our machines and our business. We also love the startup network we're fortunate to be a part of, and love seeing others in our portfolio families succeed. When all of these intersect, it's pretty much the best thing ever! Lincoln, a beloved Shapie Crew member, just launched his new book on the ins and outs of 3D Printing on Kickstarter, a fellow Union Square Ventures company.