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Hardware Crowdfunding - Expert Panel Discussion

AVEGANT raised $1.5 million in February of 2014. 

  -- How did they do it?

NOMAD raisied $161 K in 2012 on Kickstarter, followed by $172 K in 2013 on Indiegogo.  

  -- Why did they use two different platforms?

INFINIWING raised $82 K in 2011 and angel investment of $1 Million in 2012. 

  -- How did they raise $1 million additional funds after Kickstarter?

Join us to hear 3 Entrepreneur’s stories: 

•   Mark Palaima will share how AVEGANT raised over $1.5 million in 30 days, and their plans to meet growing customer orders. 

•   Noah Dentzel will explain how he built his team at NOMAD, ran two successful crowdfunding campaigns -- one on Kickstarter and one on Indiegogo, and built his business (so far) without outside investment.  

•   Ki-Tae Kwon will describe how INFINIWING raised $1 Million post-crowdfunding, met customer deliveries, and share business insights learned.

Learn how they ...

•   Recruited teams (paid?)
•   Prepared Crowdfunding campaigns
•   Managed their campaigns
•   Finished product development (in budget?)
•   Shipped products (on time?)
•   Lessons learned
•   Hardware startup tips
•   Open Q&A

•   Mark Palaima is a Distinguished Engineer at Avegant (
•   Noah Dentzel  is Founder of Nomad Goods (
•   Ki-Tae Kwon is Founder of InfiniWing (


• 6:00 – 6:45 pm – Networking and food

• 6:45 - 8:00pm – Crowdfunding - Founder Talks and Panel Discussion

• 8:00 – 8:30pm – Networking and close

**Note:  Some products will be available after the talks for viewing

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  • Michael K.

    Pictures and presentation are uploaded!

    May 15, 2014

  • Chuck H.

    Thanks to all who planned and put this on. Crowd funding is a very new and rather intimidating opportunity. It was reassuring to be able to hear from the speakers that it doesn't need to be so. I'm not sure this is a viable path for my organization but I'm certainly going to look carefully at it.

    May 14, 2014

  • Scott S.

    Thank you Mike for organizing this event. We were happy to host you all here at the Radicand Lab! Here are some pictures from the event:

    May 14, 2014

  • Sam D.

    Thanks Michael awesome event.

    May 14, 2014

  • Sanchan M.

    It was very nice event.
    Thanks to all organizers.

    May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dear All

    I wondered if you can give me a few thoughts on the best way to find good engineers (mechanical/electrical/tooling etc) to work on our startup, we used Lime Labs to help create original prototypes but now we want a team mate to work with us, someone who can help build out a global consumer play in wireless power?

    Ideas on who/how to connect with best talent?


    May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can we have some contact details for the presenters, they made great points but i have a few questions I ddint get to ask last night?

    May 14, 2014

  • Walt M.

    great candid comments from those who have done it.

    May 13, 2014

  • Bradley P.

    So glad I braved traffic from San Jose - Very informative!

    May 13, 2014

  • Mark B.

    Great Job Mike. Real challenges by real people.

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Luke M.

    Decent beer selection that was COLD!!! Panel discussion was legit vs polished BS. Would have been nice to have actual h/w to touch, see, wear, etc

    May 13, 2014

  • Sergio M.

    Would very much like to attend, but SO busy gearing up for Maker Faire.
    Please post any minutes, talking points, or panel discussion video.

    May 12, 2014

  • Kapil

    Looking for co-founder of wearable tech startup. If interested please mail me your info and LinkedIn profile at kapil_solar(at)

    May 12, 2014

  • Amer E.

    Could we ask or expect them to discuss valuation or even sales? But most importantly, is the food a dinner or appetizers style?

    1 · May 6, 2014

    • Michael K.

      Amer, There will be time for open Q&A, so feel free to ask away. Also, there will be pizza and drinks available.

      May 8, 2014

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