Founding Partners

Susan Page Estes

Founding Partner

Susan is a technology entrepreneur, scientist and artist. Her experience spans digital manufacturing, software, video, educational technology, spinouts, and 3d design and printing. She is currently Senior Director of ATHENA, a private foundation focused on opportunities that cross the disciplines of technology, science, art and education. Prior to this, she was Managing Director, Global VC Read More

Pam Daniels

Founding Partner

Pam is a design entrepreneur focused on developing new consumer products. She serves as a mentor for Design for America and volunteers teaching design skills to eighth graders in Chicago Public Schools. Prior to focusing on product design, Pam led large-scale innovation as Director of People & Culture at IDEO and SVP of Global Operations Read More

Paul Hatch

Founding Partner

By day, Paul Hatch is President of industrial design firm TEAMS Design. Following 5 years at TEAMS Design in Germany, Paul Hatch opened the Chicago branch in 1998. TEAMS Design now has five branches worldwide, over 100 industrial designers and engineers and has received over 1000 Design awards. Paul has spoken at many conferences around Read More