San Diego Startup Week: Hardware Ecosystem Experts Panel

Past event


Full datetime event: 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016From 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm


101 West Broadway Ste 800
101 West Broadway Ste 800, San Diego, CA 92101


Launching a hardware startup holds a unique set of challenges. We've put together a stellar panel of leaders from some of the most influential members of the hardware ecosystem. This talk is expressly calibrated to help you understand the importance of rapid prototyping, how to test product/market fit, how to connect with the mentorship and manufacturing resources needed to deliver your product, and more. If you're jumping into the hardware community or you're developing a hardware product, this panel will stoke the fire in your belly and give you a better understanding of the hardware ecosystem at your fingertips.

Clarissa Redwine - Design & Technology Outreach Lead, West Coast, Kickstarter
Clarissa Redwine is Kickstarter's Design & Technology Outreach Lead for the west coast. She travels up and down the coast in search of innovators, creators, and makers who can leverage the powerful community and storytelling tool of Kickstarter to bring creative projects to life. Before joining Kickstarter, Clarissa worked with 10 promising robotics startups as the Program Manager of the Qualcomm Accelerator, powered by Techstars.

Shaun Arora - Make in LA
Shaun Arora serves as Managing Director at Make in LA, where he focuses on leveraging NEO Tech’s resources to support the startups, leveraging his portfolio for best practices, providing world-class programming, and building strategic partnerships for the benefit of the startups. Shaun graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with Honors and went to work as a cultural anthropologist for consumer packaged goods companies.

Cyril Ebersweiler - Co-Founder, HAX
Cyril is a Partner at SOSV and the founder of HAX (HAX Accelerator/HAX Boost/HAX China/HAX Futures), Chinaccelerator (the first mentorship-driven seed funding program in China - Shanghai) and InteractionX (building the future of interaction design - San Francisco).

Greg Fisher - Founder and CEO, Berkeley Sourcing Group
As founder/CEO of Berkeley Sourcing Group, Greg Fisher has spent the last 11 years working with over 800 startups to manufacture innovative products. Living in China 1/3rd of that time, he worked with hardware startups to help improve their initial designs for DFM, qualify and select factories, manage factory negotiations and relationships, and develop and implement quality control criteria and inspection.

Erich Van Stralen - Consulting Engineering Services Manager, Arrow Electronics
Erich Van Stralen manages Arrow Electronics Consulting Engineering Services program for North America. This program applies hardware and firmware engineering resources from over 35 of the top design firms in North America to ensure companies of all sizes are able to bring their products to market on time. Erich has a foundation of over 20 years in hardware design (system, board level, ASIC), and technical program management.

H. Ping Wang - Director, Techstars
Dr. H.Ping Wang is an active entrepreneur and investor as well as advisor to various governmental and corporate organizations on advanced technology commercialization. He is also an EIR (Entrepreneur-In-Residence) at the Techstars IOT Accelerator, and was previously Director of the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, Powered By Techstars - a coaching & mentorship program for robotics/AI startups.