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NY Hardware Start-up Message Board › Hardware Innovation Workshop, Botfactory and Hardware is going nuts!

Hardware Innovation Workshop, Botfactory and Hardware is going nuts!

Haytham E.
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New York, NY
Dear hardwarians,
So August is coming up, that month where investors go to the Hamptons, and the city slows down a gear under the humidity and heat. But hardware in the big apple never sleeps so here are some notices of what to expect in the next few weeks. Great design is paramount to success for your hardware startup, so August will see our meetup event be hosted in conjunction with the NY chapter of the Industrial Design Society for America (details to come). And talking of great design, Canary is just about to hit $1M on indiegogo - help them make it! We will also have a big announcement to make in September!
1) The hardware innovation workshop will be held on September 18th. It's a one day workshop about hardware startups and getting their products to market. The event will have some stellar speakers and a great agenda. I want to call your attention to the "pitch your prototype" competition. If you're chosen to be one of the 12 finalists you'll get a booth at the event to show off your product, and 6 lucky finalists will be chosen to pitch on stage, with a sizeable cash prize. The deadline is Friday August 13th so go apply now!
2) Did you know that 2013 has already seen $223M committed to hardware startups? Or that 365 hardware campaigns have been done on Kickstarter this year? If you want to know what's happening in the hardware space by the numbers, check out this great post from Renee Diresta from OATV.
3) A hardware startup needs your help! Botfactory is a novel technology that can allow you to build your electronic circuit boards from the comfort of your kitchen table. They have some great technology and are figuring out pricing, ideal customers and all those non-technical things a startup needs to succeed. They need to interview people who have experience making PCBs to understand their needs and way of working. If you're interested, go help them out by getting in touch with Carlos Ospina ( and/or Nicholas Vansnick ( More info below.
"Building electronic devices has always been a compromise between cost, flexibility and time. BotFactory is born with the idea of providing all three, anywhere and to everyone. We want to democratize electronic design by providing the tools to easily print electronic circuits from home. BotFactory was one of the winners of the Inno/Vention competition at NYU-Poly.
Carlos is studying a Masters in Business and Science in Rutgers University and is completing his Master of Science in Computer Engineering at NYU-Poly. He has a strong technical background with experience in back-end development, electronic systems design, software architecture, and high availability
Nicolas is a Mechatronics graduate from NYU-Poly and the UCL in Belgium. He has been passionate about entrepreneurship for several years, and participated in worldwide entrepreneurial conferences in Milan and at Stanford University."
Enjoy the rest of the week!
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