Is New York the Next Hardware Epicenter? #makerbusiness #yes !


Is New York the Next Hardware Epicenter?.

Over the past decade I have had a front row seat to the Hardware Renaissance. Having builtContour during a time period when “hardware” was considered a dirty word, I had the opportunity to watch Shenzen, Hong Kong, and San Francisco become the hardware startup ecosystems that everyone is talking about.

Primarily a west coast phenomenon, I didn’t spend much time in New York, until this last week. Not expecting much, I left the big Apple blown away by the energy of the hardware scene and convinced that New York will be one the epicenters for the hardware revolution.

Quietly, New York is building a thriving hardware scene from hackers to successful, multi million dollar companies. And although the shift has been recent, the depth and breadth of what is happening there is impressive.

Here are a few highlights of what I experienced.

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