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Dynamic entrepreneurs and change-makers

METal events range from talks with high-profile thinkers to connecting ideas and collaborations.

Destroying Economies of Scale - Pablos


If we can make self driving cars and surgical robots, it won’t be long before we can make self driving everything. As this A.I. fueled reality sets in, some industries will be able to adapt and others will die a sudden death and be replaced by upstarts formed around new technologies. Disruptors need to place their bets on the most entrenched, stratified, risk averse and fucked up industries they can find. Pablos has chosen apparel manufacturing.

Pablos is a hacker who has been on the internet since 1983. He tried to build cryptocurrencies in 1999, A.I. trading on the stock market in 2000, spaceships in 2001 and put a whole PC in your pocket in 2004. After being too early every time, he went to work for Nathan Myhrvold to create the Intellectual Ventures Lab, where his mission is to invent technologies that are 10 years too early. An early inventor in 3D printing, Pablos was an advisor for MakerBot and is currently an advisor for Glowforge.

Never content on the sidelines of future technology, Pablos has been secretly working to subvert the $3 trillion global apparel industry. He created Bombsheller to prototype his vision of a vertically integrated apparel manufacturing company. Bombsheller’s success over the last two years has proven the potential in this model and laid the groundwork for expansion. Pablos has been looking forward to talking about this work in depth for the first time at METal.

This Event Does INCLUDE Breakfast!

This is a Men's Only Event, No One Under 21 without Approved Exceptions

RSVP for this METal Event: $35 METal Members and $45 for Non-Member/Guest.

Please RSVP "YES" (Before 6pm Friday August 5th, 2016)

Anyone with an RSVP after 6pm will incur a $5 additional fee.

If you RSVP "YES" without attending, you will be CHARGED the Full Admission Fee! Pre-paid event payments are non-refundable.

9:00am - 10:00am Check In Time / Connecting 
10:00am - 12:30pm Speeches / Performances

Crest Westwood Theater
1262 Westwood Blvd
Westwood, CA 90024

If you have a service animal, please contact us for arrangements before Friday at 6pm. (310) 305-4100

For membership information and inquiry, please email

Parking behind The Crest and Additional Parking $5:
Parking will be located behind The Crest Theater. NOTE: Please do not park in the small lots located to the left and right of the building. Your car will be towed! Additional parking will be located at the AVCO parking lot (10850 Wilshire Blvd). The best access is to enter through the alley way off of Glendon Ave, just northeast of The Crest.

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From August 06, 2016 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Save to calendar

At The Crest Westwood Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA

(310) 305-4100



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