Hardwired NYC #5

  • December 3, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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We have another great slate of speakers this month, with the CEOs or founders of Indiegogo (crowfunding), Canary (connected home security), KeyMe (key management) and Swinbyte (connected golf clubs).

More information about our speakers:

Slava Rubin, CEO of Indiegogo (San Francisco).  Indiegogo is an international crowd funding site founded by Danae Ringelmann, Slava Rubin, and Eric Schell in 2008. Indiegogo is backed by Kholsa Ventures and Insight Ventures Partners.

Jon Troutman, Co-Founder, Canary (New York).  Canary is "the first home security device for everyone.  Canary has done away with everything that makes security intolerable, and brought back the roots of what peace of mind truly is: Empowerment. Information. Community".   Canary had the most successfully funded on Indiegogo to date, with almost $2 million raised. 

Kris Borer, CTO of KeyMe (New York).  KeyMe is revolutionizing the way people manage their keys. It allows users to store, share, and duplicate their physical keys based on a digital scan that is stored in the cloud. Currently, KeyMe kiosks can be found in five 7-Eleven stores across Manhattan. KeyMe is backed by Battery Ventures.

Alex Pedenko, CEO of Swingbyte (Chicago). Swingbyte is a sports motion analysis company, having launched its initial product for golf enthusiasts. One of Golf Digest's  "12 Coolest Items" in 2012, Swingbyte is a 3D golf swing analyzer that weighs less than one once, attaches easily to any golf club, and wirelessly transmits key visual and numerical swing data to Apple and Android mobile devices. 

The event will also feature a spotlight presentation from:

Calvin Chu, Head of the R/GA Techstars Connected Devices Accelerator

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  • Bill S.

    Since I couldn't stay for pizza / networking, I didn't have a chance to meet most attendees. Should any of you--including the presenters--need help finding Developers/Programmers, please reach out to me off-line @ [masked]....I can find you top-notch talent at 1/3 the hourly cost you'd expect to pay. Have a great night, All.

    December 4, 2013

  • Jim P.

    I am continually impressed with the topics and speakers of this meetup. Kudos to Matt and his team they do a wonderful job. I also fine it interesting that more of the presentation lend themselves more and more towards Personal Cloud Services or what is referred to as a pCloud, and we're not just talking about cloud storage. Find more info here: http://personal-clouds.org/wiki/Main_Page and should you choose to you can join the LinkedIn group here: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=4412263&trk=groups_management_announce-h-logo there interesting work being done on this front.

    It's not just about the Internet of Things, its about the Internet of us our relationships and stuff that makes life easier and much cooler.

    Feel free to ping me if you'd like more information.

    December 4, 2013

  • Bill S.

    I'll agree with Teddy per his comment below; I'm no authority on MeetUp event quality, but I attend many in Philly, NJ & NYC on a weekly basis. This one is in the top-5. I just regret not having attended in previous months despite being a member, but I look forward to seeing everyone in future events. Thanks for your efforts Matt!

    1 · December 4, 2013

  • Roman Fichman E.

    Another terrific and informative meetup.

    1 · December 4, 2013

  • will G.

    Really enjoyed my first Hardwired event. Looking forward to future events. I really appreciated Canary's talk, they did a great job laying down some product dev advice.

    1 · December 4, 2013

  • Ron

    it was good, I learned a bit from other companies.

    December 3, 2013

  • Teddy A.

    Another outstanding event tonight...Great speakers and enthusiastic attendees. The events that Matt Turck puts on (Hardwired NYC and Data Driven NYC) are consistently rich in content. I go to a lot of events and these are a level above the rest!

    1 · December 3, 2013

  • Menashe S.

    Terrific Meetup. Great content. The Indiegogo founder was particularly good - insightful and inspiring

    1 · December 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Terrific co's. Thoughtful management. Great venue.

    December 3, 2013

  • Dan V.

    Awesome speakers, format, Q+A. Not sure how Matt Turck does it but he nails it every time.

    December 3, 2013

  • Courtney B.

    Sorry, can't make it this evening

    December 3, 2013

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    November 25, 2013

  • Charlie O.

    Great lineup indeed. KeyMe has done an interesting pivot that could help their model a lot (ironically, their difficulty was more on the technical side than the hardware side). Looking forward to it.

    FYI, here's a post about 10 gadgets coming out of a hardware accelerator in China (they just presented in San Fran): http://www.techinasia.com/haxlr8r-latest-10-graduate-hardware-startups/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PennOlson+%28Tech+in+Asia%29

    November 25, 2013

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