Address: 137 Varick Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY
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It’s time for the next hardware startup meetup (sorry for the long time in coming), and we’re being hosted by NYU Poly’s awesome incubator on Varick street. As usual, we’ll have some pretty phenomenal speakers and some great startups pitching.
As you may know, Mayor Bloomberg and the EDC just launched a prototyping competition, where 6 lucky winning teams will get money, space, access to sponsored manufacturing and mentorship to accelerate to market. The press release is here. We’ll have Alison Hodgson and Miquela Craytor from the EDC explain the competition and take any questions.
On a similar note, Ben Einstein will be presenting Bolt, a new hardware accelerator to start in Boston. And we’ll have 2 amazing startup companies pitch.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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