Nine year-old Caine Monroy of Los Angeles, California, spent his weekends last summer designing and building a fully functional arcade out of discarded boxes from his father’s store. Starting with a single box and a plastic mini basketball hoop, Caine created a national sensation that inspired millions.
Caine’s story has taken him from his father’s store to becoming the youngest entrepreneur to speak at the USC Marshall School of Business and participating at summer programs at MIT and UCLA. His arcade has inspired the formation of the Imagination Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to finding, fostering, and funding creativity and entrepreneurship in children. To date, the foundation has raised over $250,000.
Caine embodies a sense of perseverance, creativity, and boundless optimism that inspires others to think that anything is possible. The Caines of the world make us optimistic that the future of manufacturing in the U.S. is bright.
If you want to see first hand the innovation that drives U.S. manufacturing, plan to attend FABTECH on November 18-21 in Chicago. Visit www.fabtechexpo.com for more information.
- Register to receive an email when show registration opens
- Find a hotel in Chicago
- See who is exhibiting at the show
- Learn how to reserve exhibit space and download an application
- Find links to FABTECH Mexico and FABTECH Canada
- and (of course) access this FABTECH blog.
and much, much more.