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Welcome to Episode 57 of The Robot Report Podcast, which brings conversations with robotics innovators straight to you. Join us each week for discussions with leading roboticists, innovative robotics companies, and other key members of the robotics community.
In this week’s episode, Steve and Mike interviewed Jon Hirschtick, founder of two popular product development companies: SolidWorks and Onshape. Jon sold Onshape to PTC and is now General Manager for the Onshape division at PTC. We talk to Jon about his days at MIT where he was involved with the MIT Blackjack Team and what it takes to build a software company (twice) and sell the businesses.
Also on the show this week, we discuss the robotics news of the week, and we play voicemails from listeners. The key question this week: “What’s your favorite startup of 2021?”
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- News recap: 0-18:18
- Interview with PTC’s Jon Hirschtick: 20:57-1:04:40
- Voicemails/Favorite Robotics Startups: 1:04:43-1:36:37
Links mentioned in the show
- Onshape product development platform
- Jon Hirschtick’s Masters of Engineering Podcast
- Vecna wins DHL picking contest
- Ware Robotics
- Hai Robotics
- Scythe Robotics
- RBR50 2021 Innovation Award Honorees