Talk by Tiko 3D $3.5m Kickstarter this Thursday



When: Thursday November 3rd 2016 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Mohawk College – Room i219 at 135 Fennell Avenue West, Hamilton, ON

Organizer: SURGE at Mohawk College



Can you 3D print success?

For the young entrepreneurs behind TIKO 3D, it turns out you can.

The group invented the most affordable and simple 3D printer on the market, and launched one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns ever- raising $3.5 million CDN in 30 days, with more than 16,000 world-wide backers. (Read more about their start-up success-

So what does it take to be a successful tech inventor and entrepreneur?

It starts with an Idea. Tiko was founded by Matt Gajkowski (CEO), Sharon Charitar (CFO) and Michael Zhang (SCM.) The team created Tiko whilst they were university students, frustrated by the lack of 3D printing in education and the over complicated 3D printers that were being marketed to consumers. This small team designed and created the first prototype of Tiko and took the Kickstarter world by storm.

Their new printer is a breakthrough in accessible 3D Printing, poised to transform how designers, engineers, manufactures and students approach 3D Printing and prototyping.

Register now to hear their story!


  • sam

    The irony!

  • Daniel Lynes

    Just an FYI…this project declared itself undeliverable and bankrupt as of November, 2017. It was a great idea for a project, and the people running the project at least had the courage to admit they failed. I hope they release the project as open source so that others can learn from it.