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IoT NY #55 - Summer Special: Building a Business on Connected Hardware
There has been a lot of hype around IoT, but as the dust settles it is becoming apparent that it was not unwarranted. The promise that IoT offers is a more efficient, more productive, less wasteful, and safer world. It also opens up entirely new possibilities for education, human interaction and understanding. But the beginning of any industrial revolution, such as IoT is a part of, is bumpy at first. Some are succeeding in delivering IoT products and solutions incrementally to their respective markets yet many have tried and failed in building a connected hardware business. So how does one go about it? This event will focus on the stages involved in successfully executing on the creation of a connected hardware business, from the early stages (ideation, prototyping, fundraising, manufacturing, logistics, go to market) to the growth stages (sales, partnerships, business development). These businesses might be enabled by connected hardware and grown with the use of data, but it in the end, it is people who build them. We'll hear from 2 panels of speakers of various connected hardware companies and ventures who will share their experience at these 2 stages and their lessons learned, followed by audience Q&A. RSVP and bring your friends! *** Details *** Moderator: Bay Mclaughlin, Co-Founder & COO - Brinc ( Early Stage panel: 6:30-7pm - Andrew Ochoa, CEO - Waverly Labs ( - Matt Misbin, Head of Business Development - Lynq ( - Erhan Soyer-Osman, Investor - TSV ( Growth Stage panel: 7:45-8:15pm - Adam Sager, Founder & CEO - Canary ( - Jun Shimada, Founder & CTO - ThinkEco ( - Ajay Kulkarni, Co-Founder & CEO - Timescale ( Event sponsors: NEA - is one of the world’s largest and most active venture capital firms, NEA has developed deep domain expertise and insight into our industries of focus. We channel that knowledge into every technology and healthcare investment we make -- at any stage, in any location, around the globe. View our portfolio: Brinc - helps founders build and launch connected hardware businesses. Brinc is more than an accelerator, working with founders at every stage of their journey to turn hardware startups into successful businesses (education, money, manufacturing and more). Applications are open for Brinc’s next accelerator batch for IoT, Connected Hardware, Drones and Robotics companies. They invest $70-$100k USD and have programs that are both online and onsite in Hong Kong, the Middle East and Barcelona. Apply at Get your product manufactured in China right the first time. Brinc's manufacturing services have helped 35 startups to ship their products and they can help you too. Learn more at Join the Brinc + F6S IoT Community Now @ Thousands of founders, experts, and investors are there and want to help you! ---> Venue sponsor: NewLab - uniquely supports entrepreneurs working in advanced technology—in disciplines including robotics, AI, connected devices, nanotechnology, urban tech, and more. With resident space, on-site Product Realization, specialized programming, and access to a network that includes city agencies, venture capitalists, domain experts, and corporate partners, New Lab makes innovation move faster. New Lab is located inside of historic Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 128—a century-old former shipbuilding machine shop with a lengthy history as an important site for manufacturing and innovation.

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