Ping Fu

Co-Founder, Geomagic & Chief Entrepreneur Officer, 3D Systems

Honored as Inc. Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005, Ping Fu describes herself as an artist and scientist whose chosen expression is business. Fu is the co-founder and former CEO of Geomagic, a pioneering 3D software development company that fundamentally changed the way products are designed and manufactured, with applications that range from personalizing prosthetic limbs to repairing NASA space shuttles. She is currently vice president and chief entrepreneur officer of 3D Systems, Inc., which acquired Geomagic in 2013. Fu also serves on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship as well as the National Council on Women in Technology. Among many other honors, Fu has been recognized as an Outstanding American by Choice, an award presented by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services for significant contributions to her adopted country. She recounts the dramatic story of her journey from Mao's anticapitalist China to the high-stakes world of technology startups in her compelling memoir, Bend, Not Break.