The Secrets Behind Million-Dollar Indiegogo Launches & Managing Distribution For Hardware Startups

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Friday, June 2, 2017From 18:30 to 21:00


FutureWard Central
B1, No. 343, Changchun Rd, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105


Join us at FutureWard Central for our monthly Hardware Massive Taipei event!

Ben Bateman - The Secrets Behind Million-Dollar Indiegogo Launches

Ben is Indiegogo's Senior Director of Strategic Programs, and currently leads Indiegogo's China efforts. He has been a key player in building Indiegogo's hardware category, and now focuses on helping Asia-based companies launch products internationally through Indiegogo. He is passionate about making hardware entrepreneurship more accessible. Over the past two years he has worked with some of Indiegogo's largest campaigns including the Ubuntu Edge, JIBO, Axent Wear, and many more.

Ben Wong-Managing Distribution For Hardware Startups

As the Head of Global Sources Launchpad, a sub-business division of Global Sources (NASDAQ-GSL GSOL), Ben’s mandate is to help hardware startups successfully get into global distribution channels. He is responsible for building Startup Launchpad ( – Asia’s largest tradeshow + tech conference event for hardware startups to get into distribution – and manages the company’s cross-border O2O distribution channels for emerging brands in the Asia Pacific region. His team is also helping earlier stage startups in validating their value proposition by leveraging crowdfunding platforms. In this talk, Ben will talk about managing distribution for hardware startups.

Event Rundown:
• 18:30-19:00 Networking
• 19:00-20:00 Supply Chain Management For Hardware Startups
• 20:00-20:30 Q&A
• 20:30-21:00 Craft Beer, Yummy Food, & Networking

Don't miss this great opportunity to share your insights, experiences, and exchange innovative ideas and network with other great minds in the community. Let us work towards a better future together!

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.
• FutureWard Central is dedicated to building an innovative ecosystem that provides all necessary resources for startups to succeed, from workspace to hardware to market insights.
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