Episode 10

Local manufacturing meets startup innovation: How Adam Rodrigues and FORGE make connections


March 22nd, 2024

41 mins 23 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

In this episode of the Modern Industrialist Podcast, we delve into the crucial support system for startups navigating the transition from prototype to market-ready product. Our guest, Adam Rodrigues of FORGE, a nonprofit with offices across CT and MA, shares his journey and the mission of FORGE to connect innovators with local manufacturing resources. With a rich background in supply chain operations, Adam brings invaluable insights into the challenges startups face and how strategic collaborations can significantly impact their journey toward commercialization.

FORGE stands as a pivotal bridge between the worlds of innovation and manufacturing, offering startups the guidance needed to make informed decisions before committing significant resources. Adam's experiences and the success stories facilitated by FORGE underscore the significance of local expertise, strategic partnerships, and the vital support systems that help bridge the gap from concept to commercial success. Tune in to uncover the pathways to innovation and the collaborative efforts driving the future of manufacturing and startup success.