Marcel Botha

Marcel Botha is an entrepreneur, engineer, architect, and investor. He experiments with simple hardware ideas on the edge between consumer and medical products. Relevant experiments are commercialized. Marcel specializes in guiding product development teams from concept to viable product and is currently locked in a wave of parallel experimenation, feeding off his passion for product acceleration, and digital manufacturing. In 2010 Marcel co-founded Patients Pending Ltd where he developed a groundbreaking diabetes product named Timesulin that helps diabetics manage their insulin compliance. Through his consulting firm 10xBETA, he has helped numerous medical proffesionals test, develop and commercialize  products ranging from electronic stethoscopes, colposcopes, to surgical instruments. from 2006 - 2009 Marcel was COO and Director of Design at SNIF Labs (now General Sensing), a MIT Media Lab inspired company developing mesh-networked sensing productsfor commercial and health care applications. In 2005 he was awarded an NSF fellowship. Affiliations include MIT Smart Cities, MIT Mobile Experience Lab, MIT Digital Design and Fabrication Group and the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms.