Blocks Smartwatch - How Raising $1.6 Million on Kickstarter was Just the Beginning

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Full datetime event: 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016From 18:30 to 21:30

Location

MakerHive Hong Kong
10th floor, Cheung Hing Building
12P Smithfield Road
Kennedy Town
Hong Kong

Description

Join us for our next Hardware Massive Hong Kong event on Wednesday June 15 at MakerHive Hong Kong.

Our speaker this month is Fred Chak, whose BLOCKS Smartwatch is the world's first modular smartwatch. Fred will discuss how even after a very successful crowdfunding campaign, the hard work is really just starting with how to really make the company sustainable in the longer term. He will also discuss lessons learned from Block's Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.

Fred Chak is a founding Partner of Blocks Wearables. He is an experienced Project Director who created some of the most award winning product launch in the world. Fred has collected over 30 awards including Reddot best of the best award, Yellow Pencil, Webby awards, LA Movie Awards, Creative Circle Gold, and more. Fred has worked with brands such as Adobe, AT&T, Calvin Klein, Converse, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, JaegerLeCoultre, Microsoft, Samsung, and Sony. He is a fellow at Royal Society of Art, Marketing Director of the WDSA, UK National Governing Body for the wheelchair dance Paralympic sport, and Chairman of a UK scout district.

The event agenda is as follows:
• 6:30-7:00: Networking, Beer, & Pizza
互相交流,吃吃比萨喝喝啤酒。
• 7:00:7:15: Opening Announcements
• 7:15-7:45: Demos & Pitches - You're invited to speak for 2 minutes.*
简介 - 谁想要介绍他们的产品或服务请上前去,每人2分钟。
• 7:45-8:00: Networking, Beer & Pizza
互相交流,吃吃比萨喝喝啤酒。
• 8:00-9:00: Fred Chak's Talk w/ Q&A
• 9:00-9:30: Networking, Beer & Pizza
互相交流,吃吃比萨喝喝啤酒。

*If you want to demo your product or pitch your startup/service in front of the group, please sign up on the sheet here: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OCqtLHvdm7X32V8Sr_8huESGH8chPR1M18MZwB3f_Ec . If you don't sign up beforehand, you may still demo at the event if there's time remaining.

This event is supported by:
• Startup Launchpad - Asia’s largest hardware startup tradeshow held in Hong Kong that gives new companies access to 60,000+ distributors and retailers worldwide. www.launchpadhk.com
• NOA Labs - one of the world's best known turnkey solution for design, development, prototyping, crowdfunding, and mass production. www.noa-labs.com
• MakerHive Hong Kong - a co-working space for designers and makers in Hong Kong. makerhive.com.hk