This is the monthly Smart Ups event put on by the Chamber of Commerce. Note that there is a cover charge. $12 in Advance, $18 at door.
The January SmartUps brings you two impactful speakers with a solid background in product design, commercialization, fulfillment and manufacturing. Doug Porter, President of designPORT, Inc. lead the discussion with a framework of potential exit strategies including licensing and contract manufacturing, a sound byte around how angels and VC's value an opportunity, and the importance of IP and how it affects timing and execution.
David Schroeder from RelianceCM discusses the in's and out's of designing and testing a new product, eliminating risks your customer fears like cost and performance, and how risk versus reward affects financing development.
People interested in holding a kickstarter campaing, garnering capital, desiging new products or innovating on existing ones including hardware, consumer products, cleantech, medical and more should attend.