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Learn from Founder/CTO of a successful startup in 2009, 65 patents, exit 2017.
https://secure.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/8/9/1/4/event_469895092.jpegVinit Vinit Singh, PhD will be speaking from experience, he will discuss the life of a startup from start to exit: some decisions that could improve outcomes, some steps that could make outcomes deceptively better (or worse) and some steps that can, with high probability, degrade outcomes. His experience has been in a B2B hardware company but the general takeaways should be transferable to most hardware and software startups. Read his bio to find out why you need to attend this presentation. Vinit Singh BIO: Dr. Vinit Singh is the Founder of SquareTrail, a Technology Strategy & Engineering firm based out of Austin. Earlier, in 2009, he cofounded NuCurrent, where he was the Chief Technology Officer until June 2017. NuCurrent is a leader of thin, printed wireless power transfer solutions. He architected the company’s pivot from medical devices into wireless power, raised venture capital and grew the engineering team by 10x to transform an innovation into a product. Vinit helped NuCurrent develop a portfolio of over 65 patents granted or pending worldwide, leading to NuCurrent being named No. 1 on 2015 Crain’s Chicago Business Eureka Index with the highest per-capita patent output of any company in Illinois, and listed in the top 10 percent overall in patent quality score. He has twice been named a ITA CityLIGHTS Awards “Technologist of the Year” Finalist, which honors individuals whose innovation drives growth in the technology industry and in Illinois. He designed and helped productize a printed resonator for the world’s first AirFuel-Resonance product, which was awarded the Flexi Product Innovation award by the FlexTech Alliance in 2017. A thought leader in wireless power, he has given several invited presentations, including as the keynote, at academic and industry conferences organized by IEEE, Battery Power, Ansys, etc. He has authored over 30 articles in publications ranging from multiple IEEE journals to digital industry publications such as WDD, EDN, Electronic Design and Electronics Cooling. Vinit received his BS from Indian Institute of Technology and PhD in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University. While attending the university, he developed wireless telemetry systems for the world’s first Artificial Retina Implant, which was recognized as a 2009 R&D 100 award winner. Vinit considers himself an accidental entrepreneur, a quarter-proficient guitar player, and an avid player of any sport that involves a racket or a cricket bat. He believes that every manager should read the book “Thinking Fast and Slow” to understand that everyone has unrecognized predispositions that could lead them to make sub-optimal decisions. He lives in Austin with his wife and daughter.

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We're a group for all things hardware startups. The purpose of this group is to bring together folks interested in building businesses around physical technology products - to grow the Austin hardware community, raise awareness of hardware startups and resources, and learn from each other and those who have done it before.

We meet monthly at Capital Factory on 3rd Thursdays at 6:30pm. The format of the meetup usually has a featured speaker accompanied by hardware startup demos or pitches about anything hardware you're involved with. Send me an email if you want to demo! We get fed pizza and beer thanks to great sponsors. Email us if you want to be one!

If you are building hardware technology products in Austin, you're not alone. Join the revolution and start something amazing!

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