As the world’s manufacturer, China has been the place where many consumer products are being produced. From “Made in China”, to “Made by China”, China has gone through a journey from using its cheap labor and materials to manufacture products designed and branded by overseas companies, to having an end-to-end ecosystem to design, produce and sell its own branded products. Jacob Rothman, an American living in China has evolved his career along with China’s path. He started his trading business in China 15 years ago to source products, then changed to own a factory, and advanced to build a platform to help startups and crowdfunding campaigns to design, engineer, and manufacture innovative consumer goods. If you have an idea and you don’t have experience in industrial design, engineering or manufacturing, where can you go to turn your idea into a real product? Jacob’s Platform88 might be the kind of place you want to check out.
About the Guest:
Jacob Rothman is the owner and CEO of Velong Industries, a grill and kitchen products supplier in Southern China. He has over ten years of experience in manufacturing, design, branding, and retail. He has worked on projects with brands such as Tumi, Samsonite, Discovery Channel, Kitchenaid, OXO, and Cuisinart. In 2014, he, along with three other factory owners, started Platform88, a company that works with startups and crowdfunding campaigns to design, engineer, and manufacture innovative consumer goods. Since its founding, Platform88 has worked with 120+ of startups to bring their innovative products to market.
PTCG consultants are leaders, business consultants, corporate coaches, speakers, and trainers with years experience in the technology industry, both US and China.