Well I’m stoked! BDH is 3 years old.
We’re not yet in major media, known in pop-culture, or IPOing. Though still a far cry from what we’ll be doing in the future, I think there’s something to be said for growing for 3 years as a 100% bootstrapped business doing innovative things with happy clients.
Some personal reflections & realizations from the last year:
Besides seeing clients get to market with products we’ve helped them design, learning is by far one of the most rewarding parts of this endeavor.
This coincides with the prior point, but the physiology & sociology of engineering / business / life is fascinating. The technical stuff is really cool, but everything we do is human-centric.
Tough times in entrepreneurship can be really tough. The number of zeros after the dollar sign changes, the risk generally doesn’t. Shits crazy let me tell you.
Life sure is cool! There’s a lot of people doing things that make our time here a great window in history. It’s really inspiring & I’m working hard to be one of them.
In the interest of not taking up too much of your time, I’m keeping this short.
As always, & most importantly, a huge huge thank you to our clients, vendors, industry partners, & friends that have done so much to support BDH. I mean this from the bottom of my heart, it really means a lot.
Looking forward to checking back in when we’re 4!
It was great to chat with Welch Allyn about the progression of medical technology & current design challenges within their professional & consumer product lines. Looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate in the future!
Additionally, they have some really cool volume manufacturing efficiencies in their line layouts.
Had time for a little personal project here. Love the Leica, never loved its lens hood so designed & printed a few in an evening.
Also, we’ve been recognized as a top product design company on DesignRush!
Had a great time for our 3rd consecutive year attending the UBM Manufacturing Expo 2018 in Anaheim. This is one of the biggest shows of the year for us and it's so fun to see our local and global vendors & friends all in one place.
It was a pleasure to speak about future additive applications in automotive production at the Am Show Americas 2017. Really enjoyed seeing old industry faces and connecting with some of the other speakers!
BDH is two years old! Since the first year was a lot of getting organized & getting our name out there, this was our first real full year of making clients dreams come to fruition, & it was awesome! Some highlights of the year:
- This year, clients & vendors have taken us all over the world (5 countries)!
- We've continued reinvesting profits in expanding our capabilities & bringing new technology in-house.
- We've had the pleasure of working on quite the variety of projects; from simple consumer goods to complex technologies that will greatly impact parts of the world.
Most importantly, I want to send a huge thank you to all of our clients, industry partners, vendors, & friends. As I was writing holiday greeting notes this year, I was elated to reflect on the amazing relationships that have graced BDH this year. The various Los Angeles communities that we're a part of have been integral in growing as a business. We are so thankful for the support, both locally & globally.
We had a great time at Fusion Tech Forum with our friends from Inboard Technology.
Enjoyed some great talks from industry leaders.
It's always a pleasure attending Tech In Motion LA events. These guys do a ton for the LA startup community / Silicon Beach & they were nice enough to invite us back to exhibit at the TIMMYs again.
We had a great time seeing the latest from some of our vendors & industry leaders at WESTEC 2017 (right in our backyard at the LA convention center). It's great to see the progress that additive / subtractive hybrid machines are making. The manufacturing world is changing & we align with those that are the first to invest in the future!