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NY Hardware Start-up Message Board › Funding, W2NYC Hardware events this week and jobs!

Funding, W2NYC Hardware events this week and jobs!

Haytham E.
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New York, NY
Hey hardwarians,
Hope you’re faring well in the world of hardware in the Big Apple. I want to share (and celebrate) with you all that yet another startup from our community is raking in the cash – Jake Levine, founder of Electric Objects just raised $1.7M to bring his awesome internet-connected screens to market and revolutionize the way we enjoy digital art in our homes (he is hiring an electrical engineer). According to the Wall Street Journal, VCs piled in $848M into consumer electronics hardware startups in 2013, more than double than in 2012. Do let me know if you do raise a round so we can celebrate with the crowd!
On another note, I am looking for someone who is willing to help me work on a few projects related to helping the HW community in NY: I want to create a forum for us all to communicate and also crunch some numbers about the community, and I just never manage to get down to it. If you think you can spend 20-30 hours to help me on some projects during June, please email me on
HW Events and Announcements:
1) World To NYC (W2NYC) is organizing a bunch of great events related to what it takes to build a hardware company in NY, and they have some slots open – RSVP quickly as they are going fast. Check them out:

2) Highway1, the hardware accelerator based out in SF has just opened it’s Spring applications. Check it out here.
3) One of the robotics labs I used to collaborate with back in my time in Boston has just launched one of the most awesome projects I’ve seen in a while: a robot that can cut the heads off mosquitos to extract a malaria vaccine, or aka Sporobot. Sounds crazy – well check it out and donate!
Keep building!
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