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SPECIAL GUEST: Highway1 (PCH intl) SF Incubator Brady Forrest + Cliq

Hi hardwarians! 

Thank you all for coming at our last event! It was great to hear some good startup insights from BERG and Blocks and to discover more about HereEast future London's hub for hardware startups.  

But ... I know you want more! *SURPRISE*: we organised another event next week with a very special guest, a hardware startups rockstar: Brady Forrest the Vice-President of Highway1 incubator in San Francisco

We are going to leave plenty of time for Q&A and for you to have a chat with Brady after his talk. Ready? Specs of the evening below.

***Drinks and refreshmentswil be served and are kindly offered by Highway1***

LOCATION : "Makerversity is a work space for start-up making and manufacturing businesses, and applied learning opportunities. We provide access to a range of fabrication and prototyping tools, spaces, event and learning facilities. We exist to support emerging practice, learning and employability opportunities for young people and kick-start the Third Industrial Revolution in the heart of London." - - @makerversity


7pm: Welcome and networking


7:20pm: Speaker 1 Brady Forrest - Vice-President @ Highway1 (PCH international). ( - @highway1io | - @PCH_Intl | @shoplocket)

Highway 1: "Highway1 is part of PCH International, a global supply chain company that has been working with large companies for years, and more recently brought venture-backed startups like littleBits and Lark go from prototype to market via PCH Accelerator. We’re now ready to use our resources and expertise tackle seed stage opportunities via Highway1, helping you take your idea from a napkin sketch to a worldwide retail product."

Brady Forrest (@Brady): "Brady is Vice President at Highway1, PCH International’s incubator program. A prolific speaker and maker on the geek scene, Brady can be found at speaking engagements around the world, inventing new forms of transportation at Burning Man, or creating in the Highway1 San Francisco workshop. Additionally, Brady writes for O’Reilly Radar, tracking changes in technology. Brady is the founder of Ignite, a geek event which has spread to over a hundred cities worldwide."

8:00pm: Speaker 2 Carson Brown + Bobur Ashurov - Co-founders @ Cliq ( --- @CliqCases)

They are launching their product on Kickstarter next month and they are ready to demo at HS-LAB!

Cliq: "Cliq is a touch sensitive smartphone case that puts the things you need most at the tip of your fingers.  It can shortcut just about anything on your phone, from a dedicated camera button, to full music control, or calling the people you need most.  It's completely wireless, you'll never need to charge it, and you can customise the three buttons to carry out up to six commands."

8:20pm: Networking & Drinks


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  • Mariam

    Very interesting speakers - learned a lot!

    May 1, 2014

  • David B.

    Hi guys thank you all for coming yesterday!
    It was such a good night!
    Hope you had a great time too.

    We will upload Cliq presentation soon on our youtube channel:

    I'm sorry for those of you that couldn't make it but unfortunately we won't be able to upload Brady's presentation (Highway1) as he ask us not do do it and we have to respect his decision.

    See you soon,

    April 30, 2014

  • Laurent B.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it with the strike - Have a great time and I look forward to watching the webcast!

    April 29, 2014

  • Peter N.

    This meetup unfortunately coincides with a probable Tube strike but the location is a walk across the bridge from Waterloo Station and has many good bus connections. See,51.5107307434082 for maps and for travel info

    April 28, 2014

    • David B.

      Hi Peter, many thanks for the info! Such a fortunate coincidence. Hopefully is shuldn't be too bad. See you later.

      April 29, 2014

    • Peter N.

      Sorry to say I now can't make it tonight (for entirely different reasons). I changed my RSVP so hope someone else can go instead. See you next time I hope.

      April 29, 2014

  • Scott W.

    Would be great if you record or webcast the event, your recordings on youtube are great.

    April 29, 2014

    • Carl T.

      Seconded! Especially handy for those who unfortunately can't attend tonight...

      April 29, 2014

    • David B.

      No worries guys we record everything :)

      April 29, 2014

  • James S.

    I'm still going. I've made a very simple website for strike info:

    4 · April 28, 2014

    • Peter N.

      I'm going too - just want to make sure I get home afterwards 8-) "London Underground Tube strike to begin" Monday 21:00 to Wednesday 20:59­

      April 28, 2014

    • David B.

      Love your website James :)

      April 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I'm going to be overseas for this event but if there are any of you girls and guys interested in creating laptop hard and software please email me at [masked] cheers!

    April 27, 2014

  • Adrian

    Sadly need to be elsewhere. Looks like an interesting night

    April 24, 2014

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