Jennifer Turliuk

Jennifer Turliuk

Jennifer Turliuk is the Co-Executive Director (Business) & Chief Happiness Officer at MakerKids. Jennifer’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, Fast Company, CBS national TV, and more. Her career highlights include doing marketing and PR for the Matterform 3D Scanner crowdfunding campaign (which raised over $471K – the most-funded Indiegogo campaign outside the US), helping build a 3D printer for a music video, launching an SMS-based disaster relief project during Hurricane Sandy, being selected as a Startup Chile entrepreneur (as part of a program run by the Government of Chile to foster entrepreneurship locally), creating her own self-education program which involved being 1 of the top 6 finalists in a competition to shadow Dave McClure of 500 Startups, leading the Canadian launch of Tide Pods (P&G’s biggest launch in 27 years), running Canada’s largest business plan competition (the Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition), writing one of Forbes Greatest Hits articles, speaking on a panel discussion with Peter Thiel (founder of Paypal), doing a TEDx talk in Spanish, being invited to join MaiTai (a group of pro kiteboarders and entrepreneurs), and DJing for Red Bull. She attended the Graduate Studies Program at NASA’s Singularity University and business school at Queen’s University. In her spare time, she does independent marketing and strategy consulting and enjoys salsa dancing, extreme sports (such as kiteboarding), improv, 3D printing, and building electronic creations. Follow her on Twitter: @jenniferturliuk.

Latest from Jennifer Turliuk

student-soldering

Toronto-based MakerKids is one of the world's only makerspaces specifically designed for kids, and many people have asked us to share our recipe. We think of it as a brunch — there are many ways to make it delicious. Take the pieces of our recipe that work for you and make it your own. Read more »

makermom

Here are two videos from Maker Moms, telling us how they foster making with their kids. Read more »

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Insights from MakerKids, one of the world's only makerspaces for kids. Read more »

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The maker movement is moving along full throttle, with things like Maker Faire Rome (European Edition) coming up, posters that say things like “Make Something Today” popping up literally everywhere I turn around (at least in Toronto), and companies that could be considered the “fathers” of the maker movement (e.g.... Read more »

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