Mark Dwight: Micro-Manufacturing Entrepreneur
Mark Dwight steered San Francisco’s iconic bike messenger bag maker Timbuk2 back from the brink of bankruptcy to profitability, and a million sale to private equity investors in 2005, before leaving to start his own company Rickshaw Bagworks. He’s a passionate advocate for the “maker movement”, who believes that micro-manufacturers, like his small cut-and-sew factory in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, are the future of American manufacturing. He earned his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1989, and says he’s learned over the years that being an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley doesn’t have to mean working in the tech industry.
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