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Written by Josh Pichler.
Manufacturing accelerator First Batch will showcase its second class of companies on Nov. 3 at Powerhouse Factories in Newport.
First Batch, an offshoot of the manufacturing consultancy The Launch Werks, connects designers with the region’s manufacturers in an efficient, cost-effective manner. Last year, the company worked with design students from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP).
First Batch also has a strong relationship with The Brandery, the consumer marketing and branding accelerator based in Over-the-Rhine. First Batch helped Frameri, a 2013 Brandery graduate that has since gone on raise venture funding, develop its manufacturing technology that allows eyeglass wearers to use the same lenses in multiple frames.
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Originally published October 22, 2014.