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First NYC Hardware Startup Meetup!

Hey Hardwarians!

Finally, I can announce the details of the first hardware startup meetup in NYC. It has been really challenging finding a location for the high number of RSVPs, but I guess that's a good problem to have ;-). And I want to thank all of you who have offered to help finding space.

We have a stunning line up for this first meetup! Adam Mayer, CTO of Makerbot, will be sharing their experiences getting Makerbot off the ground and 3D printers delivered to consumers. Then we'll have 3 start-ups pitch their companies: Radiator Labs, Little Bits and Social Bicycles. There will be plenty of time to mingle afterwards and get to know each other.

Just a note about the event. Given the high number of people attending, I wanted to ask if you could all donate $5-10 each at the event and make sure that you only RSVP if you can make it (so I can plan for pizza and beer). I need to pay for a security guard to be present at the building lobby (building restrictions) and the pizza and beer bill is higher than my meager budget can support.  I will be working on getting us some sponsorship for meetups going forward (if anyone thinks they can help with this, please let me know), but your help for this first one will be greatly appreciated.

Location: BMW iVentures, 95 Morton St, 7th Floor NY, NY 10014


6:30: arrival and pizza

7:00 - 7:10: Introduction to Hardware Start-up Meetup (Haytham Elhawary)

7:10 - 7:40: Adam Mayer, CTO of Makerbot

7:40 - 7:50: Marshall Cox, CEO of RadiatorLabs

7:50 - 8:00: Paul Rothman, Little Bits

8:00 - 8:10: Ryan Rzepecki and Nick Foley, SocialBicycles

8:10 - 9:00: Networking

Looking forward to meeting you all on Thursday!

- Haytham

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  • Daniel H.

    Excellent turnout. Great speakers. Important subject matter with respect to entrepreneurship and economic development in NYC.

    August 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great turnout and enthusiasm, especially for a first-time event.

    July 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great job organizing the first meetup! Met some awesome people and can't wait for the next one!

    July 28, 2012

  • Yanir

    Great speakers, interesting people. Well done event.

    July 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    High quality speakers and convenient refreshments, what else could one ask for?

    July 27, 2012

  • Nick F.

    Really exciting turnout! I can't wait to see where this goes.

    July 27, 2012

  • Jigar P.

    Great turnout for the first meetup. I met a lot of interesting people. Looking forward to the next meetup.

    July 27, 2012

  • Mike B.

    FWIW, NY Angels Meetup and NY Video Meetup use PayPal and iBreakfast Pitch Meetup uses Eventbrite. When you have this many active members, having prepaid tickets helps with cash flow (including disappearance!)

    July 27, 2012

  • Lina Z.

    Great pitches. Can't believe someone stole the donation money!

    July 27, 2012

  • John B.

    Excellent event. Sucks that someone stole the donation money. Next time we need to have a robot to carry around the cash box. An armed robot.

    1 · July 27, 2012

  • Jonathan H.

    Hi all - I just went though the same issues with my meetup group - - and if I can lend a hand, someone please let me know! Happy to pitch in.

    July 22, 2012

  • Theodore U.

    We have a storefront space in Midtown, but may be too small to host 100 people. What's the headcount?

    July 22, 2012

  • John B.

    Or pat's place?

    July 22, 2012

  • John B.

    So i couldn't find a space. Maybe just at a bar for the first one?

    July 22, 2012

  • Cristian

    Have you chosen a place yet? tnks.

    July 21, 2012

  • John B.

    I might be able to get us space. Let me check.

    July 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi everyone. I can actually offer my space as a meetup ground for this group. I currently hosting the arduino flying robots meetup and would love to host you guys too. we're a repair shop by day and a meetup/workshop space by night. let me know!

    June 30, 2012

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