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The Product Development Process that Helped This Startup Raise $575k

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Bringing a new product to market is no easy challenge. When Dame Products set out to build a vibrator for couples, they needed to go from a rough idea to a finished product with minimal funds in only a few months. Using multiple desktop 3D printers, Dame built over a 100 prototypes, validated their idea, and launched a product. The result? They launched the most successful crowdfunding campaign in their category, ever.

In this webinar we’re going to compare different 3D printing technologies, dive into how Dame engineered a personal device with complex engineering challenges, and discuss the key principles required to launch a successful Kickstarter. By the end you’ll understand not only how Dame used prototyping to successfully launch a product with crowdfunding, but how to apply that to your product, too.

What you will learn:

  • The different types of prototypes, and why each type is important.
  • The specific amount of time and resources it took Dame to develop prototypes for Eva, their first product.
  • The differences between material properties, surface quality, and costs across different 3D printing technologies.
  • Best practices for preparing and promoting a campaign on Kickstarter.
  • How Dame was easily able to source testimonials and production-quality product shots for their crowdfunding videos.

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Webinar Speakers


Janet Lieberman-Lu

Co-founder of Dame Products

Janet Lieberman-Lu knows how to get things made. After graduating from MIT in 2007 with a degree in mechanical engineering, she designed everything from dustpans to 3D printers before co-founding Dame Products in 2014, on a mission to bring quality product development to the women’s sexual wellness market.


Nick Yulman

Head of Design Technology at Kickstarter

Nick Yulman has worked with Kickstarter’s design and technology community for the last six years, helping designers, engineers, and inventors bring their ideas to life. He has presented his own work involving musical robots at venues around the world and is the cofounder of Floating Point, a creative technology studio in Brooklyn, NY. He studied and has taught at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP).


Faris Sheikh

3D Printing Specialist

Faris Sheikh, webinar expert at Formlabs, has helped Formlabs run over 90 live broadcasts from around the world to educate over 21,000 engineers, manufacturers, dentists, and jewelers on how to successfully incorporate 3D printing into their day-to-day workflows. Previously, Sheikh most notably ran an online technology show on hardware and software products totalling over 2 million global views.