We are excited to announce that Hardware Workshop is coming back to New York on October 22nd and 23rd.
Hardware workshop is a two day event for hardware startups. Taught by experienced operators, it’s purpose is simple: Teach important lessons to the next generation of hardware entrepreneurs.
What makes this workshop unique is the quality of the content, the deep operational experience of the teachers, and the long term connections you will make. Hand curated, each teacher covers a unique topic that falls within the startup’s life cycle from an idea to reaching market fit.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This is our Level 1 program, for startups that are going from an idea to successfully shipping their first product. We have 12 different 60 minute sessions, taught by experienced operators, covering a variety of topics from defining your product to picking the right suppliers to successfully launching your company.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Lots. We will have 12 different 60 minute sections, taught be experienced operators. The topics are the following:
- Building press relationships.
- Driving consumer awareness.
- Creating your brand.
- Hardware prototyping on a budget.
- Selecting a supplier.
- Navigating manufacturing.
- How to build press relationships/
- Building your initial team.
- Funding a hardware startup.
- IP and patents.
- Hardware founder panel.
Thursday, October 22nd – Friday, October 23rd.
- Doors open at 9:00am
- Sessions run every hour (10am – 1pm, Lunch, 2pm-5pm).
- Followed by Happy Hour
This includes two breakfasts, two lunches, beverages, and happy hour.
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