Other Machine Co - Co-Founder/CEO
Danielle Applestone is the co-founder and CEO of Other Machine Co., a Berkeley-based, leading manufacturer of desktop CNC (Computer Numerical Control) milling machines. Formerly, Danielle ran a U.S. Government Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) project to develop digital design software and manufacturing tools for the classroom. Danielle’s team took their technology and launched Other Machine Co. in 2013. Danielle is passionate about STEM education for women and girls, fostering work-based apprenticeship programs, and encouraging the development of businesses that provide relevant and meaningful mentorship for the future workforce in both urban and rural areas. Danielle received her B.S. in chemical engineering from MIT in 2002 and a PhD in materials science and engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. She is a member of the 2016 Class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.