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Code Michigan: Hardware Startups 101

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Slides from the talk I gave at Code Michigan. #codemi

Slides from the talk I gave at Code Michigan. #codemi

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  • 1. detroitlabs alumnus
  • 2. detroitlabs alumnus now: proteanpayment
  • 3. hardwarestartups101
  • 4. hardwarestartups101 (orwhykickstarterprojectsarealwayslate)
  • 5. whyishardwaregettingpopular?
  • 6. cheap:memory.sensors.batteries. whyishardwaregettingpopular?
  • 7. cheap:memory.sensors.batteries.high- leveldeveloperswelcome. whyishardwaregettingpopular?
  • 8. cheap:memory.sensors.batteries.high- leveldeveloperswelcome.kickstarter derisksdemand. whyishardwaregettingpopular?
  • 9. cheap:memory.sensors.batteries.high- leveldeveloperswelcome.kickstarter derisksdemand.factorynotrequired. whyishardwaregettingpopular?
  • 10. cheap:memory.sensors.batteries.high- leveldeveloperswelcome.kickstarter derisksdemand.factorynotrequired. prototypingonadimefromyourhouse. whyishardwaregettingpopular?
  • 11. concept software prototype sellable
  • 12. concept software prototype sellable concept hardware prototype sellable
  • 13. concept software prototype sellable concept hardware prototype manufacturable sellable
  • 14. theshitshow concept software prototype sellable concept hardware prototype manufacturable sellable
  • 15. hardwareisthedoubleblack diamondofstartupsbecause:
  • 16. it’sdifficulttogoogle.secretsarestill valuable.knowledgeisstuckinafewminds. noonepersonhasthefullpicture.
  • 17. alotofpartnersareinvolved
  • 18. alotofpartnersareinvolved uidesigner softwaredev
  • 19. alotofpartnersareinvolved uidesigner softwaredev supplychaincreationandmanagement mechanicalengineers materialengineers electricalengineers tooling packagedesignand engineering patents inventory fulfillment industrialdesigner firmwaredevsuppliers demandplanning
  • 20. needalotofthis:
  • 21. sowhatmakesahardwarestartupdifficult?
  • 22. moreknowledge.morepeople. moremoney.moremanagement. moretime.
  • 23. hardwareishard butit’smerelymany solvableproblems
  • 24. hardwareishard butit’smerelymany solvableproblemshere’showtosolvethe
  • 25. findtheveterans
  • 26. buildaprototype
  • 27. raisealotofmoney.morethanyou thinkyouneed.becauseyou’llbe wrong.
  • 28. Seed$375K Kickstarter$10.3M SeriesA$15M
  • 29. crowdfunding isyour friend.
  • 30. minimizefeatures for version1
  • 31. prototyperesources arduino raspberrypi detroitlabs localmakergroups AllHandsActive MakerWorks i3Detroit OmniCorpDetroit RibbonFarm Techshop HypeMakerspace
  • 32. nextresources dragoninnovationandpch lemnoslabs marcbarros peoplewhohavedoneit reddit.com henrybalanon manufacturingforstartups hardwareincubator contourcamerasco-founder kickstarterveterans /r/hwstartups doingitandtweetsarticles
  • 33. thanks signupforechocardupdates getprotean.com @balanon #codemi
  • 34. thisslideintentionallynotleftblank.

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