SXSW Hardware Startup Meetup

We're very excited to host the Official SXSW Hardware Startup Meetup at SXSW Create! (No Badge Required!)

There are dozens of great hardware talks and panels on the SXSW agenda meaning a lot of folks interested in hardware will be in Austin, including members and organizers of Hardware Startup groups from around the world.



We've had such a great response to our meetup that we now have an even better agenda - founders of four Hardware Startups who raised over $500k on Kickstarter will intro their products and answer questions about their companies:

* Oskar Kalmaru & Martin Källström - Founders of Memoto

* John Kestner - Founder of Supermechanical

* Utz Baldwin - Founder of Ube (Kickstarter live now)

* Justin Jensen - Founder of Cinetics


There is one more thing...

All four of these hardware startups have awesome products so we thought it would be fun to have a drawing for the SXSW crowd.   Bring a business card and follow our @atxhw twitter account to find out what you can win on Saturday!



12:30 = Welcome & Intro to HW Startup meetups

12:35 = Introduce HW Startup Founders

12:45 - 1:15 = Q&A With Founders

1:15 = Networking


RSVP Options:

We'd love for you to join our meetup group.  However, if you're not in the Austin area you might prefer a Facebook RSVP:

Or you can add it to your SXSW calendar here:


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  • Anne Lacey H.

    I truly enjoyed today's discussion. The people we met, and the feedback on Kickstarter alone made it so worth being there. I can tell its real and a very exciting and growing group. Thank you Ryan for organizing this meeting and bringing us all together. Anne

    March 9, 2013

    • Eryn

      Thanks for introducing yourself yesterday. We can talk about the prototype when you feel the time is right. I'll be in Dallas area in early summer. This is my last semester of course work so the next two months may be hectic for me. Let's stay in touch in any regard.

      March 10, 2013

  • Jorge A.

    Thank You Ryan and the rest of organizers and presenters, it was a great Meetup, Looking forward to invite you when we get a chance to organize our first one in San Antonio.
    Cheers Jorge !!

    March 10, 2013

  • Sean Michael R.

    Enjoyed this event very much, and wrote about it here:­

    Thanks all!

    March 9, 2013

    • Ryan B.

      Thanks Sean, that's great! I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to say hello afterwards. Next time!

      March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello all.

    March 9, 2013

  • Adam David B.

    Looking forward to it!

    March 8, 2013

  • Braon M.

    Sounds cool

    February 19, 2013

  • Mitesh

    Do I need to sign up for SXSW :) I have not bought any tickets !

    February 18, 2013

    • Ryan B.

      No badge required! (I updated the description as well) Thanks!

      February 18, 2013

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