Aaron is a BotsIQ alum who is currently employed as a shop technician with AlphaLab, an incubator for early-stage technology companies in Pittsburgh, PA. He was a member of Baldwin’s robotics team all four years of high school. Working with the team’s industry advisor sparked his interest in pursuing a manufacturing career.

While still in school, Aaron designed and made a line of cat toys that he sold (at a profit) to area pet stores and at special events such as Handmade Arcade in Pittsburgh. For these efforts, he was named the 2017 Regional Young Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst & Young.

This young innovator participated in the startup accelerator AlphaLab for another business he created called DuraNotebook. Since graduating from Baldwin High School in 2017, Aaron is working to grow his wooden notebook business into a 3D printing company.

His advice to future BotsIQ students is to take full advantage of each opportunity the program provides. Aaron certainly did and we can’t wait to see what he does next!