Whether you're launching a new hardware startup or simply want to see your product vision come to life, you'll need some capital behind you. On May 19th, explore both sides of hardware finance from two panels of experts, with Klint Finely of Wired moderating. Refreshments and light fare provided.
Funding Hardware with Venture Capital
Get the inside scoop from a consortium of investors and founders experienced in hardware and IoT. Learn about how to approach and pitch VCs, what they're looking for and most excited about, and hear first-hand from hardware startup founders who have gone the venture capital path themselves.
Crowdfunding the Things: It's IoT, not "IOU"
Crowdfunding can give your product early market validation, direct access to early buyers, and pre-launch funding. But ⅔ of Kickstarter projects have yet to be delivered, leaving some creators with angry backers and unfulfilled orders. This panel will discuss how to crowdfund right, with insights on campaign strategy, marketing, product development, and fulfillment. Learn how to take that thing from ideation to development, and get it into the hands of your backers!
Much gratitude to Perkins Coie (1120 Northwest Couch Street) for the use of their space for the evening!