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Marcel Botha

CEO , Spuni.com in Brooklyn United States

Marcel Botha is an entrepreneur, engineer, architect and investor. He experiments with simple hardware ideas on the edge between consumer and medical products. Relevant experiments are commercialized. Marcel is specialized in guiding product development teams from concept to viable product and is currently locked in a wave of parallel experimentation, feeding off his passion for product acceleration, and digital manufacturing. In 2012 he co-founded Infant Ventures LLC, a company innovating at the stress-points between infants and parents, and was one of the inventors behind the much acclaimed Spuni feeding product.

In 2010 Marcel co-founded Patients Pending Ltd where he developed a groundbreaking diabetes product named Timesulin that helps Diabetics manage their Insulin compliance. Through his consulting firm 10xBETA, he has helped numerous medical professionals test, develop and commercialize products ranging from electronic stethoscopes, colposcopes, to surgical instruments. From 2006 -2009 Marcel was COO and Director of Design at SNIF Labs (now General Sensing), a MIT Media Lab inspired company developing mesh-networked sensing products for commercial and health care applications. In 2005 Marcel was awarded an NSF fellowship; Affiliations included MIT Smart Cities, MIT Mobile Experience Lab, MIT Digital Design and Fabrication Group, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms and MIT Council for the Arts.

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Sustainable Spoons

BY MARCEL BOTHA
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 03, 2013

Marcel Botha believes that current manufacturing is unsustainable, and explains that we should rethink the intellectual pursuits that go into large-scale manufacturing and distribution. Marcel delves into the creation of Spuni, an innovative adaptation of the baby spoon, to show the neccessity of building an ecosystem of interdependant manufacturing experiences. 

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