|University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, BSME||2001|
Zach Kaplan is an American entrepreneur and the CEO of Inventables.
Kaplan was raised near Chicago, Illinois. He attended Glenbrook North High School, and in his senior year, built a working model roller coaster. Kaplan graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Kaplan’s career began while a senior at the University of Illinois. He co-founded a custom software development company called Lever Works. In December of 2001 Lever Works was sold to Leo Media.
In 2002, with Keith Schacht, Kaplan co-founded Inventables, a company that connects product developers with novel materials. The company’s success garnered media attention for Kaplan. He was featured on National Public Radio in 2007 and presented a talk on “Toys from the Future” at the TED Conference in 2005. The company’s products have been featured on the show Prototype This! on the Discovery Channel.
Information compiled from Wikipedia.