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The State of Open Hardware Entrepreneurship in 2013

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I gave this talk at the Open Hardware Summit 2013 at the MIT in Boston, MA, on September 6 2013.

In this presentation, I share the results of a study I made comparing 100 open hardware startups. The movement is still very new and this talk is bringing data that had never been gathered and analyzed before.

As a complement to the slides, I recommend to read the dedicated article on MakingSociety: http://makingsociety.com/2013/09/the-state-of-open-hardware-entrepreneurship-2013/ as well as looking at the MakingSociety Wiki, which is the directory of open hardware startups.

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The State of Open Hardware Entrepreneurship in 2013

  1. 1. The State of Open Hardware Entrepreneurship in 2013
  2. 2. I picked 100 open hardware startups
  3. 3. Open Hardware Startups • physical products • under open hardware license • company is active
  4. 4. wiki.makingsociety.com
  5. 5. Overview Entrepreneurs Markets Tips & Tricks
  6. 6. Overview Entrepreneurs Markets Tips & Tricks
  7. 7. 68 19 7 The US is #1 Location
  8. 8. 19 10 1 3 2 2 1 1 1 2 3 7 2 2 1 2 OH Startups are everywhere
  9. 9. 2012 2013 2011 2010 20092008 2007 10 2222 9 77 5 2003 2005 2006 1986 3 1 1995 1998 1996 1997 Movement is growing
  10. 10. Overview Entrepreneurs Markets Tips & Tricks
  11. 11. Founders are... Engineers 83 % Designers 17 % Teachers 14 % Business 7 %
  12. 12. Teams 52 % Solo Entrepreneurs 47 %
  13. 13. 95% men founders 5 % women founders
  14. 14. Overview Entrepreneurs Markets Tips & Tricks
  15. 15. Transportation 4% Housing 4% Fabrication 15% Toys 3% Electronics 63% Energy 2% Arts 3% OH Startups are for hobbyists' electronics
  16. 16. Electronics (63%) Prototyping Education Internet of Things Robotics
  17. 17. Fabrication (15%) 3D printing (11%) Tools
  18. 18. Transportation (4%) CarsFlying devices Underwater
  19. 19. Housing (4%) Architecture Furnitures
  20. 20. Arts (3%) Music Visual
  21. 21. Energy (2%) Solar Hydrogen
  22. 22. Many market opportunities...
  23. 23. Fabrication & Prototyping
  24. 24. Kitchen & Food
  25. 25. Energy
  26. 26. Transportation
  27. 27. Health
  28. 28. Business to Business
  29. 29. Overview Entrepreneurs Markets Tips & Tricks
  30. 30. Open Hardware enables more bootstrapping Bootstrapped 62% Crowdfunded 28% VC backed 5%
  31. 31. Open Hardware enables scalable product strategies
  32. 32. Where do OH startups share documentation ? Own website GitHub
  33. 33. Startups, show off your license!
  34. 34. Keep it special, avoid: tiny duino labs blocks
  35. 35. Thanks ! Contact Mathilde Berchon - MakingSociety.com Twitter: @makingsociety Mail: mathilde@makingsociety.com

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