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Tuesday, January 10, 2017From 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Location

The Batchery @ Port Workspaces
344 20th St. Oakland

Description

Join us for Hardware Massive SF East Bay at The Batchery/Port Workspaces in Uptown Oakland!

Our speaker this month is Danielle Applestone, CEO of Other Machine Co. Danielle will give a talk on "Building Prototypes that People will Buy".

Customers speak louder than mockups! So you should build the shoddiest thing that people will buy. Until a version of your product is in the hands of your target customer, you won't really know what you need to build. Spending the smallest amount of money on fabrication of barely functional, in-the-field prototypes is the fastest way to validate your product before you invest in tooling, inventory, or worse: the wrong user experience.

Rapid prototyping equipment is now good enough to simulate injection molding, electronics, and machined parts in any material. Hardware is the new software, and anyone can put a product out into the world, but the winners will spend the least and make the right products for the right customers from day one. Come to this talk and learn how to win in hardware.

Danielle Applestone is the CEO & Co-Founder of Other Machine Co. She developed the Othermill, a portable desktop CNC mill that enables users to create 2D and 3D objects out of durable materials and aims to revolutionize manufacturing at various different levels. othermachine.co

6:30-7:00 Networking w/ Beer & Pizza
7:00:7:40 Announcements, Demos & Pitches*
7:40-8:00 More Networking
8:00-9:00 Danielle's talk w/ Q&A's
9:00-9:30 More Networking

*If you want to demo your product or pitch your startup/services in front of the group, sign up on the sheet here: goo.gl/qTpB27 . You'll have 2 minutes to speak.

This event is powered by:
• ANSYS - Industry leaders use ANSYS to create complete virtual prototypes of complex products & systems. www.ansys.com
• The Batchery - A Berkeley-based global incubator for seed stage startups ready to go from idea to launch at lightning speed. www.batchery.io

Please note that this is a Hardware Massive event for Hardware Massive members. If you attend and are not directly RSVP'd through the Hardware Massive event page, you will need to provide your name & email & approval for permission to register you onto our site at the door.

Thank you, and we look forward to meeting you!