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Seedrs, Indiegogo and Dragon Innovation: strategies for hardware startups

  • Mar 17, 2014 · 7:00 PM

Hi Hardwarians!

We are back next Monday with another HS-LAB! This time we will be talking about equity crowdfunding and other useful services which you may want to consider to boost your startup. We will have a special guest from US, Scott Miller the co-founder of Dragon Innovation and Boston incubator, Ricardo Sequerra the community manager of Seedrs one of the largest equity crowdfunding platform, and Anastasia Emmanuel the community manager of Indiegogo UK. A pretty intense lineup for a Monday full of succulent knowledge where you will be able to bomb the speakers with some of your most puzzling questions.

PS: February meetup talks have now been uploaded on our youtube channel. Check it out if you missed it:

Event lineup 

7pm: Welcome and networking


7:20pm: Speaker 1 Anastasia EmmanuelUK Marketing and Community Manager @ Indiegogo (@indiegogoUK, @MiniAnastasia)

7:40pm: Speaker 2 Ricardo Sequerra - Startup Community Builder @ Seedrs ( - @ric0seq)

Ricardo is running Community at Seedrs - an equity crowdfunding platform that makes it easy for startups to involve their customers, the communities around them and the crowds as shareholders in their businesses. Before he was working with the Seedcamp team sourcing and nurturing the best founders in Europe. Ricardo's also a hardware enthusiast and a true believer of the power of networks. 

8:00: Speaker 3 Scott Miller - CEO and Co-FounderDragon Innovation ( - @dragoninnovate)

Dragon Innovation works with companies to launch and scale hardware products. Founded by a team of hardware experts, Dragon provides a clear path from prototype through production with unmatched manufacturing expertise, trusted connections and a funding platform, all optimized for hardware. Dragon’s client roster includes Pebble, Coin, Makerbot, LIFX, PerkinElmer, Scout, Romotive, Sifteo, Sphero and over 100 more companies paving the road for how new technology gets made. 


8:20pm: Networking & Pub

The format for the talks is 10min presentation + 10 min Q&A 


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Hardware community news

Here East has been approved 2 weeks ago! This is cool stuff for London hardware community. You must check it out! - @HereEast. Here the pdf with the plan:

Hardware online marketplaces nice article with few references of eCommerce platform for buying/selling hardware startups products:


Kayleigh Thompson: "Looking for a developer to code some software for a start up company there will be hardware involved as well, please email me if interested: [masked]." 

Jamie Clary: "I'm desperate to find people who on a short-run / casual basis can: (a) competently, tidily and reliably solder a small number of components onto a small stripboard (b) drill a few holes into watertight ABS enclosures. Interested parties please contact me here or via our Facebook page


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  • gaye (dadabit) s.

    Still at work ! So much wanted to come to this one. will you do recordings and publish ?

    1 · March 17, 2014

    • David B.

      Hi Gaye, yeah sure! The talks are gonna be on youtube as usual. Next week.

      March 18, 2014

  • Ruhul A.

    Bang on...Still need more network, to make success out ideas into invention into market...

    March 17, 2014

  • Mark S.

    Sorry to miss this one. Looking forward to the next one. Love the animated logo!

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • usama

    Class on Monday :(

    March 14, 2014

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