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Today's Entrepreneur is Dorian Ferlauto, Founder and CEO of BriteHub. BriteHub is the trusted, safe, easy-to-use cloud based manufacturing application connecting buyers and suppliers in the product design and manufacturing space.
Ferlauto's journey into the tech world started with BriteHub. Coming out of a product development and manufacturing space she took the leap into creating an application to solve many industry problems that are just now getting a lot of attention.
BriteHub was a top eight finalist in the Vator Splash Oakland 2015 global startup competition.
BriteHub self-categorizes itself in these areas: Artificial intelligence, Instant messaging, Natural language, Mobile, and Communications
The top 8 finalist will compete and present live on stage in front of several hundred tech influencers (CEOs, media and investors).
Here's a little about Ferlauto:
I am a(n): Entrepreneur
Companies I've founded or co-founded: BriteHub Inc; Madelife
Companies I work or worked for: Modlivin
Achievements (products built, personal awards won): Newsweek - 13 Women in Business to Bet On disruptive women paving their way.
If you are an entrepreneur, why? I want to change the world.
My favorite startups: Anything to do with helping people, medical companies that are saving lives and making healthcare acessable
What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation? Knowing you are on to something but not having the appropriate infrastructure to pull it off. Timing is everything!
What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make? We underestimate the amount of energy, time and funds that are required to scale.
What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur? I'm still learning this and trying to dig out of it but DO NOT LOOSE YOURSELF IN YOUR START UP!!! Every entrepreneur is unique and is fueled by something besides the company - art, exercise, food, friends, etc. What ever it may be do not stop doing these things because of work. It will be three year this August since I have been working on BriteHub and I'm just now realizing I have done nothing to fuel my soul in 3 years - besides the company. Be an individual and make sure to take care of you mind and body if not you'll loose perspective. Don't become a startup Zombie!
I started my journey into the tech world in 2012 with the launch of BRITEHUB. Coming out of a product development and manufacturing space I took the leap into creating a application to solve the many industry problems that are just now getting a lot of attention. As Founder and CEO I am currently responsible for strategic direction, business development, product management, and outreach for BRITEHUB. I hold years of direct industry experience in Industrial Design, Product Development, Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail, and first developed the concept of BRITEHUB while co-launching my first start-up company MadeLife in Boulder CO. My knowledge of physical goods, and retail is accompanied by my personal design experience. I have worked hand and hand with wood, metal, plastics and more. I have a strong comprehensive understanding of what it takes to bring a product to market and have worked directly with top furniture manufacturers such as Kartell, Vitra, Modernica, Bludot and Gus Modern. I am a highly conceptual and creative professional with a love for manufacturing. Prior to BRITEHUB, I held the position of Executive Director at MadeLife a retail design incubator. My passion to promote start-up designers has fueled me to design a forum for growing talents.The path that lead me into the design world has been long and explorative and I am truly passionate about bringing innovative physical product into people lives...... Specialties: Manufacturing, Product Development, Retail, Product Design, Woodworking, Design Strategy, Management, Merchandising, Marketing/Social Media Design. Prototyping, Design For Manufacturability, Supply Chain Managment.
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BriteHub’s current software establishes a foundation for healthy business procedures through effective internal and external collaboration management and real-time notifications. Our solution eliminates the back and forth emails and multiple versions of PDF’s that often leads to delays and mistakes during this crucial process. Our cutting edge and agile approach to development is not only a cost effective solution but adaptable and configurable as manufacturing grows. Our unique and easy-to-use workflow tools track the daily valuable data needed to have clear visibility into the strengths and weaknesses within internal teams and a network of suppliers. In addition, our web application scales to tablets and other mobile experiences bringing automation not only to the factory floor, but now to the back offices, which is the connected future of manufacturing.
Joined Vator onMy journey into the tech world started with BRITEHUB. Coming out of a product development and manufacturing space I took the leap into creating a application to solve the many industry problems that are just now getting a lot of attention.