Hardware engineering, Food / Frozen goods manufacturing, textiles / fashion startups, Corporate partnerships, Corporate startup program strategy, manufacturing - CPG
Jillian Friot is the SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs Program manager. With a passion for entrepreneurship and design, the SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs Program supports over 4,000 hardware focused startups, and 300 accelerators / incubators with access to design tools and resources. Jillian fosters and nurtures a global startup ecosystem to help founders go from initial product design to launch through partnerships between founders/teams, accelerator programs, and corporations. Jillian's lifelong love of ice cream manifested into an organic, kosher ice cream manufacturing startup - Closing the doors on the business taught her valuable lessons about entrepreneurship that she is happy to share today. She mentors early stage startups in the hardware, textiles, and CPG space.