Matias Brecher | www.toastmade.com
What do you do?
Toast designs and manufacturers kickass wood and leather covers for gadgets.
What do you see as the biggest opportunity in your industry?
People love to customize their stuff. Local manufacturing can provide this. We often cut and ship custom engraved covers the same day.
What impact will changes in your industry have on consumers? the world?
Flexible manufacturing tools allow for small runs of products that fulfill niche needs and desires. Maybe everyone isn’t going to learn 3d modeling or CNC control but they will benefit from products made for them, locally. No longer must consumer products only be developed to be sold worldwide.
What is your biggest goal right now?
Maintaining growth. We need to solve the problem of growing without losing that which makes us flexible and responsive.
What kind of support or types of people do you need to accelerate your success?
Mentors would be great.
What makes you or your work different from everybody else?
We are pushing the limits of using laser cutting to cut and score flat sheets of wood to fit to the complex contours our todays smartphones, laptops and tablets.