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August 05, 2015 09:00 ET

Intel and Cisco Join MakerCon New York as Presenting Sponsors

Technology Leaders Continue to Support Entrepreneurship, Business and Innovation for MakerCon New York

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2015) - MakerCon, the conference by Makers for Makers, welcomes back two of the biggest leaders in technology and innovation as the presenting sponsors of the annual event on September 24. This is the second year that both major brands are repeating their sponsorships, demonstrating their commitment and passion for the roles Maker Pros play in driving innovation through entrepreneurship.

This September, innovators and leaders in technology, education, manufacturing, design and creative culture will gather at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. to exchange ideas, insights and valuable discussions regarding the international impact of the Maker Movement.

"It's exciting for Intel to be involved in the Maker Movement through Maker Faires, and it is truly inspiring to be part of the gathering of innovative minds that happens at MakerCon," said Jay Melican, Maker Czar, Intel Corporation. "Intel is a company that was started by innovators, tinkerers, and dreamers looking to create a better future and that mentality is still at the forefront of an event like MakerCon. "Intel's goal is to empower and inspire Makers of all ages to learn, to invent and to carry on the DIY mentality and passion for invention that is at the core of Intel's values."

Learning from peers, sharing and collaboration are intrinsic to the Maker community, so MakerCon provides an open forum for a diverse array of individuals. Attendees and speakers include business owners, entrepreneurs and hobbyist Makers looking to discuss ideas and philosophies about how to evolve prototypes for commercial retail, plus other business solutions related to design, manufacturing, distribution and marketing. In addition to the Maker community, additional attendees include investors, incubators and accelerators, entrepreneurs launching new startups and Maker Pros.

"Cisco is committed to empowering Makers and Global Problem Solvers to thrive in the digital economy," said Harbrinder Kang, Cisco Vice President of Corporate Affairs. "Events like MakerCon inspire us all to make new connections to accelerate the pace of change in shaping a more sustainable future to benefit both people and society. Embracing the spirit of the Maker Movement, we're excited to create hands-on engagement and innovative projects to build employment skills for the digital future." 

MakerCon New York 2015 will follow a new one-day format where speakers and sessions will touch on topics like the economic influence of the Maker Movement, the growing talent and artistry within the Maker community and the intersection of the Maker Movement and the 20th century Industrial Revolution.

For the full schedule of events, complete list of speakers, session descriptions, and to register, visit makercon.com. Other MakerCon 2015 New York sponsors include Sprout by HP, which will present the "Evening of Innovation."

About MAKER MEDIA
Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. The launch of Make: magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. Headquartered in San Francisco, Maker Media is the publisher of Make: Magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops "getting started" kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels. The Make: brand caters to a universe of more than 25 million makers collectively across its Make: magazine, makezine.com, Maker Faires, and Maker Shed properties.

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