Maker’s Row co-founder to speak at Renaissance Corp. annual meeting

Tanya Menendez

Wilmington Renaissance Corporation  announced that  Tanya Menendez, oo-founder and chief marketing officer for Maker’s Row, as its keynote speaker at WRC’s 2016 Annual Meeting. The event, Wilmington’s Future Is in the Making, being held on Tuesday, May 10, 2015, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at World Cafe Live at The Queen, 500 N. Market Street, Wilmington.

Maker’s Row, a Brooklyn-based online marketplace for American manufacturers with a network of more than 10,000 manufacturers and 100,000 brands creating products in the US.

“We are thrilled to have Tanya Menendez joining us as our keynote speaker,” said  Carrie W. Gray, WRC’s managing director. “Maker’s Row is an incredible example of how start-ups and entrepreneurs can take an idea, make it come to life, scaling up their manufacturing and creating a thriving, sustainable business that can become an economic driver. Maker’s Row is achieving their vision of growing and expanding American manufacturing.”

Growing up in California, Tanya studied technology and its socioeconomic impacts on rural economies at UC San Diego.

Tanya’s research in ethnography and sociology was published in several industry-leading journals. Before Maker’s Row, Tanya managed operations within Google, Goldman Sachs and a leather goods line at  The Brooklyn Bakery. While at The Brooklyn Bakery, she came up with the idea to create a platform for entrepreneurs to be able to access easily American manufacturers. She combined her experience in operations and automation with Co-Founder Matthew Burnett’s experience in global manufacturing, and both started Maker’s Row.

Joining  Menendez will be  Gov. Jack A. Markell, City of Wilmington Chief of Staff Gary Fullman and Dr. Evan Malone, CEO of NextFab Studio, a maker space that will open later this year in Wilmington’s Creative District.

Tickets are $50 per person and include breakfast and complimentary parking at the Court House Parking Garage. Guests can enter from Walnut Street or King Street and ask for a voucher at the check-in table.

For tickets call 302.425.5500, or click here to  purchase  tickets  online.:

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