Mr. Trindade is experienced entrepreneur who pivoted his 13-year-old engineering services firm, Automotive Technology Group Inc, into Urban Workshop in July 2014 to provide technical facilities and training to kids, adults and professionals. As one of North America's most successful Makerspaces, Urban Workshop has made an impact in the community by enabling over 1,600 hobbyist, students, and small businesses to thrive. Over 250 small businesses have generated over $60M in combined annual revenue out of Urban Workshop and raised $50M in venture funding.
In addition, Steven is a Mechanical Engineer with 30 years of design, manufacturing, and management experience primarily in the automotive and motorsport industries. His experience includes COO of a large independent design studio, Program Management of the Saleen S7 Super Car Program, supporting Saleen S7 customer race teams around the world including a 3rd in class finish at LeMans in 2001, and Owner / Technical Director of 2011 World Challenge GT Championship winning Porsche race team - Truspeed Autosport. He has served as an adviser to over 100 startups in various industries, is a member of several university advisory boards, and serves as an Expert in Residence for the UCI Institute for Innovation.