I'm pleased to announce a very exciting opportunity to spend time in China with our friends at Brinc.
If you feel you need/want/should get to China to dig into the manufacturing and entrepreneurial side of IoT, I'd encourage you to jump on this opportunity!
The trip includes factory and maker space visits, networking, first-hand exposure to hardware entrepreneurs and advisors, and a little bit of non-IoT exploration (option to hike/sightsee).
Regarding logistics, if you fly yourself to Hong Kong and take care of accommodations, they'll handle the rest for free- bringing participants on a week-long IoT experience in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China. The Brinc team is offering this as a unique opportunity to grow and connect the ecosystem, and have generously made this free to participants (aside from flight to HK and your lodging, which you would arrange). 3 Trip dates: Oct 18-23, 2016; Dec 5-10; Feb 6-11, 2017
Further info from Brinc below- please feel free to send this meetup link to others and spread the word, and drop me a note if you'd like to discuss or if you plan to go.
You're welcome to RSVP here to express your interest in this trip or this specific date, but please remember that to register for the trip, you must submit your info on Brinc's site.
IoT NY meetup
Founder (2013) & Organizer
BRINC CHINA TRIP
You’re a maker, IoT founder or investor who knows that China is important to your success, but you haven’t made the trip out here yet.
We’re here to help! Join us for a one week, curated trip through Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China. Just get yourself to Hong Kong and we’ll do the rest.
3 Trip dates: Oct 18-23, 2016; Dec 5-10; Feb 6-11, 2017
The team recommends applying asap and booking flights as far in advance as possible- flights have become very reasonably priced to HK when booked in advance.
About the Trip (http://brinc.io/learn-more-china-trip/)
What to Expect
Brinc Open Day: meet the team and network with IoT founders in our portfolio
Networking event at our accelerator space in Central, Hong Kong
Tour of Huaqiangbei electronics market, the biggest in the world + Chinese Factory Tour
Roundtable discussion with Brinc’s executive team
Pub crawl in Hong Kong post your Shenzhen tour
What You Learn
The basics of navigating Hong Kong and China
The truth about what it takes to build an IoT business the right way, the first time
What SPEED really is and why you NEED it in your IoT business
The basics of how to source and vet your contract manufacturer
What You Leave With
The confidence that you can work with China!
Connections to IoT founders, community partners, and vendors that you will have for the rest of your life
A better understanding on how and when to use China for your business
Access to Brinc and our family across the world to help you connect the many IoT dots!
If you have any other questions please feel free to reach us at [masked]