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Lauri Poldre


Lauri Poldre

Advisor, Freelance

Lauri's professional bio / interests

I've been working in high-tech marketing and sales since 2001, after earning my MSc from TalTech. I spent 5 years helping to build GrabCAD, the world's largest engineering community, which now has over 11 million members and was acquired by Stratasys in 2014. I managed their Engineering Challenges and was in charge of over 150 crowdsourced design competitions; initiated projects with NASA and General Electric. Those competitions were the source of many engineering innovations and helped to engage and grow the community beyond expectations. I am currently working with businesses to develop marketing strategies, grow communities, and generate creative ideas for growth. In 2021 I was certified by the Community Leaders Institute as an expert.

I’d like help with…

crowdsourcing, strategy, community building

An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…

Big reforestation, hiking and nature enthusiast.

I live in


A career highlight

I helped build a community for mechanical engineers at GrabCAD for 5 years, which has now 11 million members.




Joined Guild

Oct 18, 2022