Innovate State Speaker Series Goes Digital With Nate Bashaw

EAST LANSING — The next installment of the MSU Innovation Center’s Innovate State speaker series will welcome Nathan Bashaw, co-creator of, a trending technology website, and Dash, an online coding resource.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the MSU Innovation Center in the 300 Room, located at 325 E. Grand River Ave. in East Lansing.

Bashaw is a New York City-based programmer, writer and entrepreneur. He is currently CEO and co-founder of Hardbound, an online company developing books intended for screen presentation from the ground up.

Currently, authors and publishers create print versions of books then convert them to e-books or online editions. Hardbound’s goal is to create books from the coding level, building each aspect of the book for a computer or mobile screen.

Prior to creating Hardbound, Bashaw held a position with General Assembly. GA was established to support startup communities and entrepreneurs though education, offering courses and boot camps on web development topics. In his time at GA, Bashaw developed a team to create Dash, an online coding resource. Dash gives users the opportunity to learn about coding in an easy, interactive way.

The event is free, but attendees are asked to register at this link. The Innovate State speaker series is a free monthly series, giving students the ability to learn from and interact with successful entrepreneurs.

“Nathan has a diverse background in entrepreneurship,” said Paul Jaques, director of student and community engagement at Spartan Innovations. “From work with General Assembly to starting his own projects, he has a wealth of knowledge to share with students at MSU. Students will learn about transitioning from bigger companies to working on independent projects and best of all: will be able to ask an unlimited number of questions.”

Learn more about the full Innovate State speaker series at this link. 

MSU Innovation Center combines innovation, technology transfer, start-up support, and a portfolio of dedicated business and community partnerships to bring cutting-edge ideas to the marketplace. Composed of Business-Connect, MSU Technologies and Spartan Innovations, the MSU Innovation Center stewards ideas from concept to product, launching more than 130 discoveries into patented products and start-up businesses annually. Learn more at

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