Drú Blake

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About Me

Drú first joined the Startup Grind family back in 2013 as Co-Director of the Orange county chapter. After stepping down to finish his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Industrial Design at the Art Institute of Orange County. Drú is now back and ready to take on the entrepreneurial world by storm. Drú just recently moved to Las Vegas to accept the Director position for not only Startup Grind but for 1 Million cups as well. Drú is no stranger to giving back to what ever community he resides in. His love for entrepreneurship and people knows no boundaries. Drú plans to help grow the startup ecosystem in Las Vegas by hosting amazing events and bringing multiple industries together for cross collaboration. Because that’s when true innovation happens. Drú currently runs a product design, engineering and manufacturing firm called, Design Faktion. They are a passionate team of industrial designers and engineers that help inventors and entrepreneurs bring their ideas from concept to reality. They have done products in multiple industries including, photography, cosmetics, wearable’s, cannabis and consumer electronics. Drú believes that to create, one must lead, and to lead, one must inspire.