Come Hang out with one of TechShop San Jose's success stories and hear how they moved from an idea to a full blown company!
The Boosted Boards Story
Sanjay Dastoor is a co-founder of Boosted Boards (along with John Ulmen and Matt Tran) -- a rapidly growing company building the world's lightest electric vehicle.
Few people know that their idea formed while Sanjay and John were still students at Stanford University, and that they incubated at StartX, YCombinator, and TechShop San Jose. In 2012, they successfully raised over $450K on Kickstarter (exceeding their target by 4X). Sanjay recently presented a TED talk about Boosted Boards in April 2013.
TechShop San Jose played a pivotal role with facilities and tools that normally would have been out of reach for Sanjay's team, and will share how they helped.
During this Meetup, Sanjay will share his experiences with:
- Creating the Product
- Getting the word out
- Building the Product
- Lessons Learned
- What’s Next?
"Boosted Boards is on a mission to introduce the world to great electric transportation ... Boosted Boards starts with premium, industry tested longboarding components that people already love and then adds a light, powerful, and quiet drivetrain."
Date: Tuesday, June 4th
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Tech Shop San Jose
6:30 – 7:00pm – Networking and Food
7:00 – 7:15pm – TechShop San Jose Introduction
7:15 - 8:00pm - Secret History of Boosted Boards
8:00 – 8:30pm – Networking and Close
Note: Informal Tour's will be available after the presentation
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