What better way to start the new year than coming to a hardware startup meetup? We'll have some stellar startups pitching you their new goods and products. Alex Hawkinson, who comes from raising an impressive $3M seed round, will be pitching Smart Things and their Developer and Maker competition, as well as telling us their story. Britta Riley will be pitching WindowFarms, a startup taking hydroponics to the next coolness level - they've just come from a successful Kickstarter campaign. And lastly, have you ever thought of 3D printing a house? Then listen up for DSHAPE, a rather large concrete 3D printer coming our way pretty soon.
6:30 - 7:00: welcome, pizza and beer
7:00 - 7:10: Introduction and quick pitches by Make Simply, Hack Manhattan, New York's Next Top Maker and Tomorrow Lab.
7:10 - 7:40: Alex Hawkinson, founder of Smart Things (http://smartthings.com)
7:40 - 7:50: Britta Riley, CEO of WindowFarms (http://www.windowfarms.com)
7:50 - 8:00: James Wolff, VP of DSHAPE (http://www.d-shape.com), the world's largest 3D concrete printer
8:00 - 9:30: networking
As usual, there'll be pizza and beer, and there will be NO FEE thanks to our wonderful new sponsors MakeSimply (http://makesimp.ly/Home.html). Remember to give Allen Hsieh and Alan Hyman a high five when you see them!
Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!