This presentation was originally made for the World Wide Rome (March 2012). In this "Florence Edition" I added new data and mentions but the core still the same: Startup = Growth. We need more makers working on their own startups, and -in my opinion- the Internet of Things field, could be the right one to explore for these kind of companies.
Obviously, to be successful in the IoT arena, be a startup that includes a maker in the founders it is not enough. ...and respecting the "design laws" for maker can help.