Tony Hu has invented toys, brought hundreds of consumer products to market, and ran global product development teams. In this interactive session, he will take you through examples of his toy inventions, how he brought them to market, and how to tell stories that will close the deal.
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Tony Hu is Academic Director of the Integrated Design & Management Master's Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As an entrepreneurial leader with 20+ years of experience as head of product development at startups to large corporations, he has brought over 200 consumer products to market globally, including electronics, appliances, toys, and sporting goods. As a consultant, he has helped startups to Fortune 500 companies with product strategy, human-centered design, product design, and bringing products to market. As an inventor, he's licensed 22 products and has 17 patents. For the past 14 years, Tony has taught design as a lecturer at MIT and Stanford. He earned his Masters in Product Design at Stanford and his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering at MIT where he conducted research at the Media Lab.
Who can attend?
This event is open to 2020 eLab, Jumpstarter, PSIP, and Tiger Challenge students.