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6th Hardware Startup Meetup

Hey hardwarians,

It's that time of the month again where we get together and show that hardware isn't just an after thought in the big apple! Our longer pitch will be given by Ben Einstein, founder of Bolt, a new startup incubator in Boston that will be accepting applications for their inaugural class. I also thought we could use this meetup for those of you who have made a submission to the NY Next Top Maker competition to show off your product and garner support for the "public voting" finalist. If you've submitted an application and want to present, get in touch with me!


Here is the tentative agenda:

6:30 - 7:00pm: arrival, pizza and beer

7:00 - 7:20pm: Ben Einstein, founder of hardware incubator Bolt

7:20 - 7:50pm: Pitches from NY Next Top Maker submissions (TrafficCOM by Ted Ullrich; ALPHI by Jarett Michaelson and Tom Randolph, Sounder by Howard Fink)

7:50 - 8:00pm: Bill Morris from I Heart Engineering, pitching the TurtleBot

8:00 - 8:10pm: Sachin Chaudhry from BrightLot, presenting JumpDrive

8:10 - 9:00pm: mingling and drinking whatever's left of the beer

As usual, let's thank our sponsors MakeSimply for providing the food and refreshments!

See you on the 26th!


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be visiting China during next week(March 25), will stay in Shenzhen, world's consumer electronic manufacturing center for a few days. If you need any information on ODM or OEM or recruiting Chinese engineers , simply ask by REPLY HERE! and I will help get you the information. I speak Chinese natively. time limit: 4 days from today.

    or any questions about hardware business in China :-)

    March 23, 2013

  • GBR

    FIRST Robotics is having a competition open the the public from March 7th to 9th at Javits --- see

    Many people there will be happy to discuss how to help students with engineering projects.

    February 27, 2013

  • rik

    Just throwing it out there from last night: is the site for first robotics, if you're interested in handing down engineering skills to the young'uns. It's also quite fun and you may end up learning stuff too!

    February 27, 2013

  • Martin A.


    February 27, 2013

  • Matt W.

    Really great Meetup, guys. Well done.

    February 27, 2013

  • Sean K.

    tonight was incredible!!! I can't wait for the next one. If some of you are interested my company is working on debuting the world's first 'holographic' gaming console --- sort of a voxel based colecovision --- you can see an early prototype video at and get notified of more details by signing up at --- looking forward to show a version at the meetup in the next couple of months!

    February 26, 2013

  • Alp


    February 26, 2013

  • Srini

    This was a real eye-opener. So many presentations and so many attendees. I was floored

    February 26, 2013

  • Andy M.

    Looking for an EE or lab tech to do a small contract project for component testing on an existing PCB design. Hit me up at [masked]

    February 26, 2013

  • Haytham E.

    Haha, yes, build it and they shall come!

    February 26, 2013

    • David M.

      free and pizza doesn't hurt!

      February 26, 2013

  • Apostolos

    Something came up last minute at work, so unfortunately won't be able to attend.

    February 26, 2013

  • Matt W.

    Looking forward to meeting equally enormous nerds.

    February 26, 2013

  • Heidi E A.

    Hope someone can take my spot. Unloading moving cubes.

    February 26, 2013

  • Geert D.

    Meet, socialize and network tonight with Haytham and many others at the meetup. It is one of the most popular events in NYC today!

    We built an easy-to browse/search page for/with all attendees:

    Happy networking! 
    (feedback appreciated!;)

    February 26, 2013

  • Matt P.

    Looking forward to my first NY hardware meetup. Incidentally, also looking for people who are interested in joining my team's hardware startup for a summer incubator. We are in need of those with solid programming and/or business development experience and who, of course, are excited about hardware!

    1 · February 25, 2013

  • Karen Van B.

    Hi everyone! Looking forward to this group. My background is in telecommunications hardware/technical writer/APIs.

    February 14, 2013

  • Theodore U.

    I'll be presenting TrafficCOM.

    February 12, 2013

  • shakil a.


    February 8, 2013

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