detroitlabs
alumnus
detroitlabs
alumnus
now:
proteanpayment
hardwarestartups101
hardwarestartups101
(orwhykickstarterprojectsarealwayslate)
whyishardwaregettingpopular?
cheap:memory.sensors.batteries.
whyishardwaregettingpopular?
cheap:memory.sensors.batteries.high-
leveldeveloperswelcome.
whyishardwaregettingpopular?
cheap:memory.sensors.batteries.high-
leveldeveloperswelcome.kickstarter
derisksdemand.
whyishardwaregettingpopular?
cheap:memory.sensors.batteries.high-
leveldeveloperswelcome.kickstarter
derisksdemand.factorynotrequired.
whyishardwareget...
cheap:memory.sensors.batteries.high-
leveldeveloperswelcome.kickstarter
derisksdemand.factorynotrequired.
prototypingonadi...
concept
software
prototype
sellable
concept
software
prototype
sellable
concept
hardware
prototype sellable
concept
software
prototype
sellable
concept
hardware
prototype manufacturable sellable
theshitshow
concept
software
prototype
sellable
concept
hardware
prototype manufacturable sellable
hardwareisthedoubleblack
diamondofstartupsbecause:
it’sdifficulttogoogle.secretsarestill
valuable.knowledgeisstuckinafewminds.
noonepersonhasthefullpicture.
alotofpartnersareinvolved
alotofpartnersareinvolved
uidesigner softwaredev
alotofpartnersareinvolved
uidesigner softwaredev
supplychaincreationandmanagement
mechanicalengineers materialengineers
el...
needalotofthis:
sowhatmakesahardwarestartupdifficult?
moreknowledge.morepeople.
moremoney.moremanagement.
moretime.
hardwareishard
butit’smerelymany
solvableproblems
hardwareishard
butit’smerelymany
solvableproblemshere’showtosolvethe
findtheveterans
buildaprototype
raisealotofmoney.morethanyou
thinkyouneed.becauseyou’llbe
wrong.
Seed$375K
Kickstarter$10.3M
SeriesA$15M
crowdfunding
isyour
friend.
minimizefeatures
for
version1
prototyperesources
arduino
raspberrypi
detroitlabs
localmakergroups
AllHandsActive
MakerWorks
i3Detroit
OmniCorpDetroit
Ri...
nextresources
dragoninnovationandpch
lemnoslabs
marcbarros
peoplewhohavedoneit
reddit.com
henrybalanon
manufacturingforsta...
thanks
signupforechocardupdates
getprotean.com
@balanon #codemi
thisslideintentionallynotleftblank.
Code Michigan: Hardware Startups 101
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Code Michigan: Hardware Startups 101

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

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