- BBQ & Happy Hour Networking
To attend this event, you are required to purchase a ticket and register on the Hardware Massive page: https://hardwaremassive.com/events/2019/06/bbq-happy-hour-networking Come kick off the summer and join the Hardware Massive and Blue Clover Devices for a hardware innovation focused rooftop BBQ at Blue Clover Devices HQ! We'll have cold beer, cocktails, and delicious BBQ served up to get your hardware networking juices flowing on the beautiful rooftop at Blue Clover Devices. This is purely a networking event, no speakers, just connecting and fun times with other inspired hardware entrepreneurs and ecosystem players in SOMA on June 12th from 6pm-9pm. The event just the cost of one SF cocktail, so get RSVP'd early before tickets run out!
- HardwareCup West Coast Regionals
To attend this event, you must register on the main event page at Hardware Massive: https://hardwaremassive.com/events/2019/04/hardwarecup-west-coast-regionals Six startup finalists will pitch their hardware company to a panel of investors, industry experts and a live audience for a chance to win $3,000 cash, a trip to Pittsburg to compete at the Alpha Lab Gear HardwareCup Finals as well as prizes from leading hardware startup investors and service providers valued at over 30K! The HardwareCup West Coast Regionals take place during HardwareCon (www.hardwarecon.com) on April 17-18. This is the perfect opportunity to get in front of industry leaders in Hardware. We are accepting applications Until March 15th. APPLY HERE ➡️➡️ bit.ly/2Dq7K9z ELIGIBILITY To be eligible, you must be an early-stage hardware startup with at least one physical product component. Don’t let the term hardware scare you off! Physical products include but are not limited to: manufactured products, IoT/connected devices, health/medical, consumer products, consumer electronics, food, fashion, robotics, etc. You must have received some type of initial funding (self funded, friends and family, angel, crowdsourced, etc) but have not yet taken A Round funding. You have to present a viable business model and show some projections and momentum. We’re looking for great teams, and while experience is great, first time CEOs and founders are also welcome as long as you can show your “unfair advantage” in your sector. Companies should be viable candidates for investment - including eventual venture funding. If you have a great “lifestyle hardware company” with revenue projects that will unlikely ever exceed $40M/year and still want to take advantage of HardwareCon - check out our Innovation Access for hardware startups. THE PRIZES All finalists will receive the following: -Two (2) all access free tickets to HardwareCon. -30% off booth price at Hardware Blvd. The West Coast Regional Winner will get: -$3,000 cash -A trip to Pittsburg to compete in the Alpha Lab Gear HardwareCup Finals for a $50K cash prize. -In-kind services and rewards valued at over $30K including: -3D Printing services -Discounts on Software -Legal and startup consulting -Financial services consulting -IP and patent protection consulting -Go to market strategy -Sales and distribution to China market consulting -IoT connectivity consulting -EE, ME, DFM design review -Retail readiness review -Supply chain management consulting Ready to Pitch? ➡️➡️bit.ly/2Dq7K9z
- HardwareCon 2019
To attend this event, you must register for a ticket on the main event page at Hardware Massive: https://hardwaremassive.com/events/2019/04/hardwarecon-2019 HardwareCon brings together 600+ global thought leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, disruptors and industry leaders in the hardware ecosystem. Now in its 5th year, HardwareCon’s 2019 theme will be “Connecting AI, Machine Learning and Data through Hardware.” Come learn about the latest technology and business trends in AI, Machine Learning, Robotics, IoT, Blockchain and Product Design. Hardware is an absolute necessity to achieve the full capabilities of AI, IoT and Machine Learning. It fuels everything from chips to robotics. The industry is on the cusp of disrupting a number of technology platforms and markets, and HardwareCon is connecting these dots. The event boasts two full days of keynotes, main stage panels, and tutorial style breakout sessions focused on the most important current and emerging topics around launching and building a successful hardware company. Come learn about the agenda & speaker line up here => bit.ly/2MnYC87 At HardwareCon, you’ll meet the hottest hardware startups, disruptors, investors, and decision makers from the leading hardware and software companies like Xilinx, Avnet, Google, Autodesk IBM, Dragon Innovation and other service and platform providers who are helping to build innovative hardware companies and disruptive technologies. GET YOUR HARDWARECON PASS TICKET ➡️➡️ bit.ly/2U50dCp Opportunities to participate: 1) Exhibit on Hardware Blvd - The Premier Venue to Showcase your Hardware Innovation. Whether you are funded startup looking for exposure or a bootstrapped startup looking for that vital feedback, Hardware Blvd is the destination to get in front of the SF Bay Area hardware startup community. Reserve spot today => bit.ly/2U8wM2f 2) Pitch at HardwareCup - Six startup finalists will pitch their hardware company to a panel of investors, industry experts and a live audience for a chance to win $3,000 cash, a trip to Pittsburg to compete at the Alpha Lab Gear HardwareCup Finals as well as prizes from leading hardware startup investors and service providers valued at over 30. Learn more and apply here => bit.ly/2AQhJTV Lead Sponsor: - Xilinx (www.xilinx.com) - Avent (www.avnet.com) Hardware Blvd Sponsor - Dragon Innovation (www.dragoninnovation.com/) Robot Sponsors -Savvy Print Solutions (www.savvyprint.com/) -Rush Order (rushorder.com/) -Whipsaw (www.whipsaw.com/) -Autodesk (www.autodesktechnologycenters.com/) -Reliance CM (www.reliancecm.com/) -Breadware (breadware.com/) -Planet M (planetm.michiganbusiness.org/) Laser Sponsors -Simplexity (www.simplexitypd.com/) Machine Sponsors -Ansys Startup Program (www.ansys.com/About-ANSYS/startup-program) -Fremont Bank (www.fremontbank.com/business/borrow/sba-loans) -Invest HK (www.investhk.gov.hk/)
- Buy Vs Build: Approaching E-Commerce
This event is free, but you must register on the main event page at Hardware Massive to attend: https://hardwaremassive.com/events/2019/02/buy-vs-build-approaching-e-commerce Post-crowdfunding and growing your startup's e-commerce business is a challenging time for many hardware startups. Cash flow is tight, hiring sales & marketing support can prove to be hard and the biggest worry is sitting on unsold inventory or not seeing additional pre-orders. Many hardware entrepreneurs are forced to take on many roles in their company and when it comes time to develop a marketing and sales growth strategy, many have to learn tactics on the fly or decide to hire an agency or consultant to help them in this area. As much as you want to focus on everything, you will have to decide what marketing & sales priorities are important for you to learn and implement internally vs what makes sense for you to outsource to an outside agency. Come join our February SF Hardware Massive event as we explore approaching your e-commerce strategy and how to scale your revenue post-crowdfunding. Panelists will discuss the latest tools available to optimize your CPA (cost per acquisition), CLTV (Customer Lifetime Value) and grow your net promoter score. -Panelist #1: Kelly Coyne - CEO at Pitch Marketing & PR Kelly is deeply immersed in the Silicon Valley start-up community. Having grown multiple start-ups from conception to over $100M valuations, she is a leading Go-To-Market expert. After earning her MBA from Oxford University, Kelly Coyne served at the helm of marketing for several early-stage hardware companies (Lily, Mimosa and Candl) and advised many others. Panelist # 2: Eric Chen - Co-Founder, Head of Growth at Startpad Eric works with product-based businesses to bring their ideas or inventions to market. With over 10+ years of sales, marketing experience and a passion for launching businesses, Eric consults clients on how to produce, market, and scale. Previously, he consulted with companies on Ad Strategy through Google's Marketing Solutions Team, headed up growth for bootstrapped startups, and blew out sales quota in various sales roles. -Moderator: Matthew Hall - Director of Marketing at Hardware Massive Matt is heavily ingrained in the Global Hardware scene and plays multiple roles within the Hardware Massive brand both as Director of Marketing at Hardware Massive and HardwareCon. He also is a serial hardware entrepreneur working on multiple hardware projects as well as operating an e-commerce Shopify store. He has a unique skillset in both B2C and B2B brand building, content & email marketing, facebook advertising and sales funnel strategy. Event Agenda: 6:00-6:45 - Networking over Food & Drinks 6:45-7:00 - Intro & Demos 7:00-8:00 - Panel Discussion w/ Q&A 8:00-9:00 - More networking This event is supported by: • Rush Order - a flexible fulfillment solutions provider for startups. www.rushorder.com • Blue Clover Devices - www.bcdevices.com/
- Chinese New Year Party & CES Recap
You must register for a ticket on the main event page at Hardware Massive to attend: https://hardwaremassive.com/events/2019/01/chinese-new-year-party-ces-recap Join us on January 23rd at Blue Clover Devices HQ to learn & share insights on what was hot and trending at this month's Consumer Electronics Show. Our expert panel speakers will share the hardware trends they witnessed and what it means this year for our Silicon Valley hardware product development eco-system. Shortly following the panel discussion, we will celebrate Chinese New Year with a networking party including delicious food and beverages. Speakers 1) Ann Torres - VP of Engineering at Cooper Perkins, Inc. 2) Mike Keer - Founder and CEO at Product Realization Group 3) Wayne Chien - Director Of Business Development at Q Design Studios, Ltd. 4) Moderated by - Greg Fisher, Founder & CEO at Hardware Massive Event Agenda: 6:30 - 7:00 pm: Doors open to the main event/networking 7:00 - 7:15 pm - Opening remarks 7:15 - 7:50 pm - Panel and Q&A: CES Recap 7:50 - 9:30 pm - Networking and Chinese New Year Party *This is is a paid event. The admission price includes Food and Beverage. Event Sponsors -Rush Order (www.rushorder.com) -Blue Clover Devices (www.bcdevices.com) Please note that this is a Hardware Massive event for Hardware Massive members. If you attend and are not directly RSVP'd through the Hardware Massive event page, you will need to provide your name & email & approval for permission to register you onto our site at the door.
- E-Commerce: Buy vs Build
You must register for a ticket on the main event page at Hardware Massive to attend: https://hardwaremassive.com/events/2018/11/e-commerce-buy-vs-build Many hardware startups try to focus on doing everything, but deciding what to do internally and what to outsource is an important business decision to consider. Come join our experts who will take a closer look at when it makes sense to work with an outside agency for marketing support, as well as what startups can be doing internally to grow their business. Panelists will discuss the latest tools available to optimize CPA (cost per acquisition), CLTV (Customer Lifetime Value) and the net promoter score of startups looking to grow their e-commerce business. -Panelist #1: Jeeyan Rostam-Abadi - VP of Marketing at Hawke Media Jeeyan is the Director of Media Buying at Hawke Media. Hawke Media acts as an outsourced CMO for companies like Alibaba, Verizon Wireless, TRX, Red Bull and many more. Hawke offers an a-la-carte menu of services, including: client strategy, media buying, email marketing, content marketing, website and creative services on a month-to-month basis. -Panelist #2: Kelly Coyne - CEO at Pitch Marketing & PR Kelly is deeply immersed in the Silicon Valley start-up community. Having grown multiple start-ups from conception to over $100M valuations, she is a leading Go-To-Market expert. After earning her MBA from Oxford University, Kelly Coyne served at the helm of marketing for several early-stage hardware companies (Lily, Mimosa and Candl) and advised many others. Event Agenda: 6:00-6:45 - Networking over Food & Drinks 6:45-7:00 - Intro & Demos 7:00-8:00 - Panel Discussion w/ Q&A 8:00-9:00 - More networking This event is supported by: • Rush Order - a flexible fulfillment solutions provider for startups. www.rushorder.com • The Shop.build - aims to help anyone find their niche in the ever-growing world of creativity and personal passion. https://theshop.build • Recreation Sound Systems - aims to make the world a better sounding place, by pushing the limits of high audio fidelity in the portable market. www.recreationsound.com/ Please note that this is a Hardware Massive event for Hardware Massive members. If you attend and are not directly RSVP'd through the Hardware Massive event page, you will need to provide your name & email & approval for permission to register you onto our site at the door.
- Mastering the Customer Journey
This event is free, but you must register on the main event page at Hardware Massive to attend: https://hardwaremassive.com/events/2018/08/mastering-customer-journey Learn how to build a successful journey for your customers. In this event, our expert panelists will talk about some important considerations of customer journey and will share their stories and advice on how to bring about better customer experience. Panelists: Beth Rogozinski - Founder at Transmedia SF Beth is a serial entrepreneur, technology professional, and business strategist who has spent the last several years focused on digital medicine. Beth was a founding member of the internationally renowned Multimedia Studies Program at SFSU where she taught and published a book on multimedia. At Pear Therapeutics, Beth served as Chief Product and Content Officer and helped to build the product and development teams and successfully led the design, development and commercialization of six sub-clinical products. She also led the development of Pear’s first clinical product, reSET, and the product team submission of the De Novo 510k to the FDA. Maya Zuckerman - Co-founder at Transmedia SF Maya is an entrepreneur, ecosystem thinker, cultural hacker and emerging media consultant who seeks to work on groundbreaking tech media projects and companies. She focuses on the intersection of where storytelling meets technology and where the tech world meets transformational culture. She creates brand narratives and storyworlds for her clients. Dr. Frederick T. Wehrle - Director of International Initiatives at UC Berkeley Extension Frederick has successfully developed and tested new Customer Journey & Experience Design concepts with early-stage startups in Europe and the US. Frederick has a Ph.D. in Marketing and is one of the leading experts on innate biases in consumer behavior. He has founded the Center for Global Engagement of Planeta Education and Universities France, and he directed Accreditation and International Relations at Groupe EDC and served as Academic Director at Groupe IGS. As Assistant Professor and Researcher specialized in Consumer Behavior, he has founded the Eye-Tracking Lab of ICD International Business School. Moderator: Greg Fisher - Founder/CEO at Berkeley Sourcing Group/Hardware Massive/Hardware Con As founder/CEO of Berkeley Sourcing Group, Greg has spent the last 13 years working with over 1000 hardware startups to develop and manufacture innovative products. Living in China 1/3rd of that time, he worked with hardware startups and factories to help improve their designs for manufacturing, qualify and select factories, manage factory negotiations and relationships, and develop and implement quality control processes. With this history, Greg has a unique perspective and immense passion for what it takes for hardware startups to build the right foundation and scale their operations. Event Agenda: 6:00-6:30 - Arrival/Networking 6:30-7:30 - Panel Discussion 7:30-7:40 - Q&A 7:40-7:55 - Wrap-Up/Networking This event is supported by: Rush Order - a flexible fulfillment solutions provider for startups. www.rushorder.com Target Open House - a place to experiment, purchase products, learn about possibilities and connect with creators. https://targetopenhouse.com/
- HardwareCon 2018: "Get Deals Done"
Join us at HardwareCon 2018, the new central meeting place that brings together the global community of hardware thought leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and innovators across the hardware ecosystem to get deals done. Register at http://www.hardwarecon.com This is the event to attend if you want to connect with the hottest hardware startups, and the top players from the leading hardware and software companies like Intel, Google, ANSYS, Dragon Innovation, and other service providers who are helping to build innovative hardware companies. This year’s conference theme is “Get Deals Done.” VCs from Silicon Valley, the international community and strategic partners will take the stage to give insightful panel discussions around new hardware as a service models, AI, robotics, blockchain for hardware as well as realties around IoT platforms. Leading industry experts from various hardware backgrounds will bring their knowledge and insight for entrepreneurs launching and growing a business, investors wanting to get connected with the coolest new startups in hardware, and industry leaders looking for the best partners. Confirmed keynotes and speakers include: -Keynote Allan Alcorn - Founding Engineer at Atari -Keynote SC Moatti - VC at Mighty Capital -Naghmana Mojed – Auto/A&D Industry Leader, IBM -Dan Feld – Google Launchpad -Srini Ananth – VC at Intel Capital -Theresa Bui Revon - Director of IoT Strategy, Cisco -Scott Miller - CEO, Dragon Innovation -Jonathan Nelson - CEO, Hackers and Founders -David Friedman - CEO, Ayla Networks -Andra Kaey – Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics If you're an entrepreneur, investor or thought leader in IoT, robotics, medical devices, AR/VR or creating any physical product, then be prepared for 2 days of dealmaking, networking and learning about the most important topics around building a successful hardware company. Our conference program includes: Conference attendees will look forward to: -Keynotes, panels and breakout sessions with investors, top journalists and hardware thought leaders -IoT Summit – Transformation of Consumer Products, presented by Parks Associates -Expo hall featuring leading hardware and software companies -Hardware Blvd showcasing the hottest innovative hardware startups -VIP events including happy hour networking -Innovation Showdown Pitch competition featuring prizes valued over $30K Check out our full agenda here: bit.ly/2HAAU5Q If you're an entrepreneur, investor or thought leader in IoT, robotics, medical devices, AR/VR or creating any physical product, then be prepared for 2 days of networking, learning and getting deals done. We invite you to join us and get an additional 15% off our already discounted Insider Rate, or, if you’re a hardware startup, take advantage of our Startup Rate of only $249! Register at www.hardwarecon.com
- HardwareCon Pitch Contest with Investor Judges
• What we'll do This event is free, but you must register through the main event page at Hardware Massive to attend: https://hardwaremassive.com/events/2018/03/hardwarecon-pitch-contest-investor-judges Calling all Hardware Startups! We invite the most innovative B2B and consumer hardware companies building unique hardware products to apply for our San Francisco chapter Pitch Contest. Contest winner will win free tickets to HardwareCon and a chance for the finale Innovation Showdown at HardwareCon. www.hardwarecon.com This will be a good opportunity for attendees to connect with the investor judges and to watch the pitch contestants. Apply now for the Pitch Contest: goo.gl/forms/yABmSu16VtEBpEkB2 • Judge #1: Masashi Kiyomine - Investment Director, Mitsui & Co. Global Investment Masashi, a Healthcare Venture Capitalist, is the Investment Director at Mitsui & Co. which invests in opportunities that have potential for growth. While we are headquartered in Tokyo, we also have offices in Silicon Valley, New York, Shanghai, Beijing, Mumbai. Our investments reach beyond these geographical barriers, allowing us to build a diversified global portfolio. www.mitsui-global.com • Judge #2: Kal Deutsch - Partner & Founding Investor-Advisor, Batchery Kal is a founding Investor-Advisor and Partner at Batchery, a Berkeley-based startup accelerator. He served as Batchery CEO and Managing Partner during the launch and ramp-up period. He is an international startup lecturer and coach, and has worked with entrepreneurs at global incubators and accelerators across Europe, Asia and Latin America. batchery.com/ This event is powered by: • Rush Order - A flexible fulfillment solutions provider for startups. rushorder.com • WeWork - The platform for creators. We provide everything you need to make a life, not just a living. www.wework.com Event Agenda: • 5:00: Networking w/ Food & Soda • 5:50: Opening Remarks • 6:10: HardwareCon Pitch Contest • 7:10: Networking w/ Beer & Pizza • 8:00: Event Ends -Hardware Massive Startup Pitch Contest Details- We will select the top five (5) product submission finalists to pitch their idea to our delegation of Silicon Valley thought leaders and a live audience for a chance to win exposure to our global community and tickets to HardwareCon! The top winner will receive two tickets for their team to HardwareCon, Silicon Valley’s leading hardware startup conference, while second place will receive one ticket. Winners will also be given special consideration for entry into our big pitch contest at HardwareCon and the chance to win the grand prize package valued at $50k. If you think your company has what it takes to win, then we urge you to apply today. Apply here: goo.gl/forms/yABmSu16VtEBpEkB2 • What to bring Rules of Entry/Qualification Process: • Startups should be able to show at least a rough prototype, be able to present a pitch deck (up to 10 slides) and must have not yet taken A Round funding. • Five companies will be selected as the contestants for each Hardware Massive chapter. • Pitches are preferred in English, but translation will be provided and contestants may pitch in their local language. • Important to know This is a Hardware Massive event for Hardware Massive members. If you attend and are not directly RSVP'd through the Hardware Massive event page, you will need to provide your name & email & approval for permission to register you onto our site at the door.
- Perspectives from CES 2018
This event is free, but you must register through the main event page at Hardware Massive to attend: https://hardwaremassive.com/events/2018/02/perspectives-ces-2018 Come join us for Hardware Massive San Francisco to learn and share insights from this year's CES Consumer Electronics Show. Our 4 expert panelists will share their perspectives and takeaways from CES 2018, and what it means for the future of our hardware startup ecosystem. • Speaker #1: Avidan Ross - Founder & Partner, Root Ventures Avidan is the Founding Partner of Root Ventures. Before founding the firm in 2013, he designed industrial robotics for the Food Network's kitchens. Before that, Avidan was the CTO of CIM Group, a $15 billion investment firm, where he focused on industrial internet investing. Previous to CIM, Avidan worked as an embedded network application developer at Excite@Home. • Speaker #2: Dana Madlem - Vice President, Rush Order Dana Madlem is VP of Services at Rush Order, responsible for developing solutions that enable startups to successfully launch hardware products and quickly scale their operations. Previously, Dana was VP of Business Development at Gerson Lehrman Group and Global Client Director at Gartner, the world's largest IT and supply chain research company. • Speaker #3: Erik Katz, Founder & CEO, Circuit Launch Erik is the Founder of Circuit Launch, the Center for Hardware Development that rents office, lab, and meeting spaces, so electronic hardware companies can operate, create, test, and iterate, all in one place. He was also the Managing Director of Hardware at Hackers/Founders and one of the founders of HardwareCon. • Speaker #4: Daniel Pifko - General Manager: North America, Inventhys Daniel heads the US/Canadian office for Inventhys, a consulting engineering, design, and strategy firm for Internet of Things (IoT) activities, helping companies needing excellent engineering and program management work done so you can hit your tough milestones. He is also the Co-Founder & CEO of SocialNav. Event Agenda: • 6:30-7:00: Networking, Beer & Pizza • 7:00-7:20: Opening, Demos & Pitches • 7:20-8:20: Panel Talk • 8:20-9:30: Networking, Beer & Pizza This event is powered by: • Rush Order - A flexible fulfillment solutions provider for startups. http://www.rushorder.com • Root Ventures - Seed investors specializing in hardware and manufacturing. http://www.root.vc Please note that this is a Hardware Massive event for Hardware Massive members. If you attend and are not directly RSVP'd through the Hardware Massive event page, you will need to provide your name & email & approval for permission to register you onto our site at the door.