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Comprehensive Hardware Walkthrough: Experts Advise on Major Stages of the Startup Lifecycle

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Thursday, May 4, 2017From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Indiegogo HQ
965 Mission St, San Francisco, CA


Join us for a very special edition of Hardware Massive San Francisco! We have industry experts from the 4 main stages of a hardware startup (Development, Funding, Manufacturing, Marketing) who will give in-depth advice to local hardware startups in front of our community. This will be a great chance for everyone to learn from the leading industry leaders in what to do (and not do) in the various stages of a startup.

This event is powered by:
• Rush Order - A flexible fulfillment solutions provider for startups. www.rushorder.com
• Indiegogo- Indiegogo is where entrepreneurial projects come to life. www.indiegogo.com

• Development Expert: Jon Carver - Senior Mechanical Engineer at Highway1
Jon Carver's been at this for a while, so he knows what works and what doesn't. As Highway1's senior mechanical engineer, he sees himself "as a bit of a generalist; each day I have a chance to apply the full spectrum of what I've learned through my approximately twenty years in the field." He’s not just big on early-phase work; he’s ready to consult on just about anything, from materials and processes to the development cycle itself to mechanism design. Anything with moving parts is his specialty, and the more the better. highway1.io

• Funding Expert: Ashish Aggarwal - Principal at Grishin Robotics
Ashish invests in early stage companies in Robotics, Connected Devices, and Frontier Technologies across the complete stack at Grishin Robotics. Previously, Ashish led strategic corporate acquisitions, investments, and divestitures for Opera Software, and marketing analytics for consumer and enterprise products at Dell. He also worked as an investor for OCA Ventures, a venture capital fund based in Chicago. grishinrobotics.com

• Manufacturing Expert: Erin Linke - General Manager at Seeed Studio
Erin is the General Manager of Seeed Studio US, an open hardware facilitator based in China. She manages the US division in helping innovators turn designs into products on the shelf. Seeed provides quick prototyping tools per community needs, such as the Seeeduino series, DSO Nano, Grove sensor series, and electronic bricks. www.seeedstudio.com

• Marketing Expert: Sandy Diao - Director of Strategic Programs at Indiegogo
Sandy leads Indiegogo's Asia program that is focused on helping entrepreneurs launch their products in the Western market. She works with technology and design entrepreneurs to overcome business challenges such as marketing, manufacturing, and product development in order to run crowdfunding campaigns that help meet business goals. Prior to joining, she led the US office for an Asia-based electronics company, where she helped run a crowdfunding campaign that helped grow its global audience. www.indiegogo.com

• Startup #1: Skunklock • SKUNKLOCK is the first ever bicycle and motorcycle lock to use pressurized noxious chemicals to deter theft, and the only one capable of stopping a thief in their tracks when they try to steal your bike. skunklock.com

• Startup #2: Lucid Cam • Lucid developed the world’s first 3D VR Live Production Camera with the mission to accelerate true VR content creation. The LucidCam empowers producers and broadcasters to see their content in real-time, capture 3D Virtual Reality at scale and distribute the content fast and easy. lucidcam.com

• Startup #3: Candy House • Candy House creates smart robotics that are easy to enjoy for everyone, just like candies. Their first product, Sesame, is an add-on to your existing deadbolt locks that allows users to control locking/unlocking the door with a free app. The installation requires no tools and can be done within a minute. candyhouse.co

• Startup #4: Goggle Pal • GogglePal turns any pair of snow goggles into your personal virtual cockpit! It can track and display real-time performance status, such as speed, vertical drop and time in front of your eyes. www.gogglepal.com

Event Agenda:
• 6:00: Networking, Beer & Pizza
• 6:50: Opening, Demos & Pitches
• 7:10: Hardware Experts: Comprehensive Walkthrough of Hardware Startups
• 8:30: Networking, Beer & Pizza

Thank you, and we look forward to meeting you!

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