Mat Hofma & Erik Polumbo


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Mat Hofma & Erik Polumbo is an American entrepreneur. Mat started Mini Materials in 2015 and is based in Maitland, FL.[1]

Mat Hofma & Erik Polumbo, founder of Mini MaterialsMat Hofma & Erik Polumbo, founder of Mini Materials

Company

Mini Materials

Location

Lakeland, FL

Career

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Mini Materials

Mat started Mini Materials in 2015. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Mini Materials?

I was a graphic designer by trade and really wanted to start up my own e-commerce shop. I wanted to learn web design and at least get some business experience under my belt. I had never even thought of starting my own business.

I couldn't think of what to sell until I saw a guy making mini cinder blocks for fun on Reddit. I wanted to buy some, but they weren't for sale. I figured it couldn't be that hard, so I taught myself 3D design in SketchUp and made molds from 3D prints.

I figured throughout the process that I could at least sell enough to break even - since startup costs were under $500 total. The worst that could happen was that I got an education on 3D design, web design, and prototyping.

It ended up working out a little better than that.

Source [1]

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