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19th Hardware Meetup

Hey hardwarians,

Time for another meetup, and we've got a great treat for you! Crowdfunding has become a great way to not only gain your first set of funds, but also to test customer demand and get a ton of useful feedback and beta users on your product. We have the fine folks at Indiegogo sponsoring this session, and we'll have a series of startups who have either raised money or are in the process of raising money on Indiegogo talk about their experience.

5:45 - 6:00pm: arrival, pizza and hob-nobbing

6:00 - 6:10pm: Welcome and sponsors say hi

6:10 - 6:30pm: Jerry Needel, the Head of Growth at Indiegogo will be talking about everything else you gain when you crowdfund your product other than the cash.

6:30pm - 6:35pm: Matt Sandy from Parashoot that raised over $150,000 in pre-orders for a beautiful designed wearable connected camera that can fit in the palm of your hand.

6:35 - 6:40pm: Qian Qian Tang, ran Kinsa's crowdfunding campaign to the tune of $50,000 for their connected smart thermometer.

6:40 - 6:45pm: Steve Schell CTO of New Matter, has just launched a beautifully designed $250 3D printer on Indiegogo called the MOD-t. After their first day they have already reached the $500,000 mark!

6:45 - 7:30pm: Panel discussion with speakers

7:30 - 8:30pm: network

8:30 - onwards: beers at a local watering hole

See you soon!


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  • David B.

    So sorry to have to miss this one but I'm on the road. That said, I'm thrilled that NY Hardware Meetup alum and client Ringly have had such success! See you all next time.

    1 · June 17, 2014

    • Gwen

      LOVE the Ringly Ring :)

      1 · June 17, 2014

    • David B.

      Thanks, Gwen! It's been really well received so naturally we're thrilled for our client. :)

      June 24, 2014

  • Omar I.

    Thanx for the great event,
    check out our Augmented Reality hat:
    Will appreciate your views and support...

    June 24, 2014

  • Yasmine M.

    I'm so glad I made the trip up from Philly! Thank you Haytham for organizing. I'll prob be coming up every month. If anyone would like to learn more about the safety accessories we're building for women, check out

    1 · June 19, 2014

  • Steven R.

    I really enjoyed hearing how they engaged with their communities. Helps us at understand the risks and rewards of taking the crowd engagement approach

    June 18, 2014

  • Ariel C.

    Great talk but I worry that we all suffer from Survivor's Bias. How about a panel of different types of failures?

    2 · June 18, 2014

    • Marc S.

      Couldn't agree more. The failures are far more instructive. I imagine launch fatigue sets in over the course of crowd funding.

      June 18, 2014

  • Donny K.

    Great presentations and all around info on crowdfunding! The advantages are clear. Thanks Haytham for organizing as always.

    June 18, 2014

  • Vidyuth S.

    Regrettably missed it as I'm on the road. I hope much learning happened. See you next time!

    June 18, 2014

  • Phil I.

    Great to meet so many of you last night! It was totally worth the trip up from Philly. And one more shameless plug to check out the Beacon and Lively Kickstarter.

    2 · June 18, 2014

  • Dan U.

    Good content. Good questions.

    June 17, 2014

  • Tenoch E.

    Great lineup -- learned a ton!

    June 17, 2014

  • David B.

    Really enjoyed the last meetup but unfortunately have an out of town commitment on this date. Have a blast, guys & gals.

    June 3, 2014

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