Full datetime event:Tuesday, October 24, 2017From 18:30 to 21:30
naked Hub @Bonham Strand
7F,＃40-44 Bonham Strand
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
DescriptionWelcome to our event at naked Hub @ Bonham Strand, our speakers will share the topic “IoT and Augmented Reality"
1. Bay McLaughlin - Co-Founder & COO at Brinc
Bay is a Co-Founder of Brinc, a global IoT accelerator, manufacturing studio, and online hardware community based in Hong Kong with offices in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, London, Barcelona, and Bahrain. Having spent half of his career in or founding startups, he now brings his experience and operations abilities to connect the dots from Asia to Silicon Valley for IoT companies from around the world. He currently holds equity positions in 32 companies in 12 countries, serves on the board of Soundbrenner and Brinc, and is a contributor for Forbes and a KOL for Huawei.
Bay has supported technology startups for the last decade. Over half of this time was spent at Apple as a founding team member of their global SMB channel and as the founder of their first Entrepreneurship Evangelism channel. To support startups at Apple, Bay partnered with the world’s best founders, venture capitalists, incubators and accelerators to identify and solve their most pressing strategic issues. His division at Apple has grossed more than $300M USD in sales and is still the best team globally in Apple SMB's division. The other half of his career has been spent inside of or founding startups, two of which failed, one of which exited successfully.
As a regular mentor for Chinaccelerator, the Thiel Foundation, and other startup ecosystems in Asia, Bay is passionate about investing in founders with a global vision. He speaks regularly at conferences, most recently at Web Summit, Echelon, RISE, LAUNCH, SXSW, Big Salad and more.
2. Devin Ehrig - Partner at Shadow Factory
Devin was raised in the movie industry; his father was a career production manager and transportation coordinator affiliated with all of the major film studios in Los Angeles. The family business provided equipment rentals and leasing services to film productions across the US.
After obtaining an LLM in Banking and Financial Law from Boston University, Devin moved to the Pearl River Delta, helping MNCs and entrepreneurs build their international business and engage in multinational trade. Fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, he has built a network of professional contacts in multiple countries across the Pacific. His in-depth knowledge of corporate finance, commercial law, securities, trust, and cross-border compliance issues has made him a valued advisor in strategic and operational concerns spanning a range of industries in Greater China.
3. Greg Fisher - CEO at BSG
As founder/CEO of Berkeley Sourcing Group, Greg Fisher has spent the last 12 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 manufacturing, qualify and select factories, manage factory negotiations and relationships, and develop and implement quality control processes. With this history, Greg has a unique perspective of what it takes for startups to compete in a space that was previously dominated by big business. Seeing the need for more support for startups to become successful, Greg started Hardware Massive, which is now the #1 Global Community/Platform for Hardware Startups, and Hardware Con, the Bay Area's premier annual Hardware Startup Conference. Their missions are to empower hardware startups to succeed through networking, education, and access to resources.
• 6:30: Networking, Beer & Pizza
• 7:10: Opening, Demos & Pitches
• 7:30: Speakers' Talks w/ Q&A
• 8:10: Networking, Beer & Pizza
• 9:30: Event Ends
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
• Floship - A leading provider of international crowdfunding and e-commerce fulfillment. www.floship.com
• Clarity - Clarity designs and develop web and mobile applications: they bring ideas to life. www.clarityhk.com
• naked Hub - Innovative workspaces that are home to a diverse community of companies and individuals who interact, collaborate, and do business. www.nakedhub.com
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.