Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
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UTC University Center, Tennessee Room 
720 E 5th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403

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Julie Tipton 
Gary W. Rollins College of Business 
(423) 425-5726 

Startup Week Chattanooga: UTC Entrepreneurship Breakfast 2021 

Members of the Chattanooga community are invited to join us for the UTC Entrepreneurship Breakfast featuring Branch Technology Founder and CEO Platt Boyd on Wednesday, October 20 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the UTC University Center Tennessee Room. Enjoy a FREE breakfast, chat with students and faculty, and learn more about Boyd's entrepreneurial journey.

This event is part of Startup Week Chattanooga. This event is offered free of charge, but registration is required. Please use the Register Now button below.

Platt is the Founder and CEO of Branch Technology who practiced as an award winning architect for 15 years prior to leaving a partnership seven years ago to found Branch.  His fascination with natural beauty and amazing structures led to the initiation of a new technology using freeform 3D printing combined with conventional building materials to robotically prefabricate architectural assemblies with resource stewardship and unprecedented design freedom.  The Cellular Fabrication (C-FAB™) method takes its cues from proven methods observed in nature, where material use is minimized, but form is free to become almost anything. 

Branch has evolved from an idea to a global leader in construction scale 3D printing, having produced the largest 3D printed pavilions in the world in 2016, the largest 3D printed spans in 2018, and the first 3D printed GFRC facade in 2021.  They have received awards from NASA, Inc, Dezeen, the publishers of Architect Magazine, and the State of Tennessee.  They are working with the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Air Force, the Department of Energy, NY State Energy R & D Authority, NASA and corporate partners to further develop the technology by producing composite walls for commercial facades.