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Launch your IoT Projects with Crowd Funding

Crowd funding has proven to be an important method to validate novel product ideas by a new breed of small, open source hardware startups, many of them related to the Internet of Things.

Johannes Gees, a visual and conceptual artist and entrepreneur based in Zürich, is one of the founders of the Swiss crowd funding platform He will present his platform and explain how makers in Switzerland can take advantage of it to fund their projects.

Dr. Michael Kroll, an engineer and Maker specialized in Bluetooth Low Energy and open source hardware, designed the tōd beacon and the BLE Arduino shield and successfully launched both on Kickstarter. He will share his recent experiences with crowd funding open source hardware.

There will also be a selection of devices from actual Kickstarter and WeMakeIt projects including the "blockbuster" Pebble watch, a very small Arduino called TinyDuino and the Fruitilyzer DIY kit.

If you have had experience with crowd-funding your IoT Project that you would like to share with the group members, please let us know.

Join us for the meeting in the ETHZHG F33.5 and stay for the networking afterwards.


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  • Wolfgang K.

    Now, I've learnt that general feedbacks are published right into a post-meeting conversation. Sorry! Well, as you can read, I really liked it. Beside the great presentations I enjoyed the inspiring conversations afterwards.

    May 8, 2013

  • marco

    Great meeting, well done! It's good to have time to talk to the participants after the presentations. Keep it up!

    May 8, 2013

  • Wolfgang K.

    Super vorbereitet, sehr spannende Vorträge von kompetenten Rednern, tolle Interaktion der TeilnehmerInnen (Fragen und SmallTalk) und generell sehr angenehme TeilnehmerInnen

    May 8, 2013

  • David L.

    Good talks and nice people!

    3 · May 7, 2013

  • Andreas W.

    I really enjoyed Michael's presentation. It was interesting to see what it takes to finish a project.

    1 · May 7, 2013

  • Zsolt

    Still at work :-(

    May 7, 2013

  • Iliza N.

    I look forward to learn more about!

    May 7, 2013

  • Deasún Ó C.

    Bad luck, I have to travel that evening....

    April 9, 2013

  • Deasún Ó C.

    Unfortunately will have to leave early, but look forward to participating.

    April 7, 2013

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