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May 31, 2013 AT 12:13 am

Hardware Summer Camp

Hardware Summer Camp.

The Hardware Summer Camp teaches early-stage hardware entrepreneurs the actionable skills they need to go from prototype to sellable product. Industry leaders will give talks on all the topics (listed below) that you need through every stage of the process. Participants will also have the chance to meet one-on-one with hardware pros to discuss goals / challenges within their company.

The Hardware Summer Camp will take place on June 15th-16th at O’Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures in San Francisco.

Speakers Include:
– Ariel Braunstein & Scott Kabat, founders of Flip Video
– Dale Dougherty, founder of Maker Media
– Eric Migicovsky, founder of Pebble
– Dave Merrill, founder of Sifteo
– and many more!

Topics Covered:
– Prototyping and Human Centered Design
– How to Pitch your Hardware Startup
– Preparing for a Crowdfunding Campaign
– Finding / Working with your Contract Manufacturer
– Functional Testing & Certification UL/CE
– Packaging & Kitting
– Marketing / PR / Branding
– Order Management & Fulfillment
– Getting into Big Box Stores
– Community & Customer Service
– Building a Hardware Platform

Nick is answering questions about the event on Reddit.


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