3D printing … it’s like catnip for angel investors.

“I’ve had very knowledgeable people in this space say this notion of connecting angel-level investment opportunities to 3D printing is such an obvious and clear idea it’s really startling that it’s never been done before,” says CoLab Executive Director Mike Bradshaw, who describes this year’s Gig Tank as a hybrid between a hardware accelerator focused on machines and the broader approach of business, technology or software accelerators.