Marcel Botha is an entrepreneur, engineer, architect, and investor. He experiments with simple
hardware ideas on the edge between consumer and medical products. Relevant experiments
are commercialized. Marcel specializes in guiding product development teams from concept
to viable product and is currently locked in a wave of parallel experimenation, feeding off his
passion for product acceleration, and digital manufacturing. In 2010 Marcel co-founded
Patients Pending Ltd where he developed a groundbreaking diabetes product named
Timesulin that helps diabetics manage their insulin compliance. Through his consulting firm
10xBETA, he has helped numerous medical proffesionals test, develop and commercialize
products ranging from electronic stethoscopes, colposcopes, to surgical instruments. from
2006 - 2009 Marcel was COO and Director of Design at SNIF Labs (now General Sensing), a
MIT Media Lab inspired company developing mesh-networked sensing productsfor
commercial and health care applications. In 2005 he was awarded an NSF fellowship.
Affiliations include MIT Smart Cities, MIT Mobile Experience Lab, MIT Digital Design and
Fabrication Group and the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms.
Architecture Group for Smart City Design, Ecological Planning, and Art.