There is No China Button

Date

August 14, 2014

Overview

There’s never been a better time to build hardware.

Consumers want to connect everything to their phone. Prototyping is “solved”. Kickstarter will provide you with the upfront funds.

But…

while making something once is easy; making something that can be made is hard – very hard. Hardware takes longer, costs a lot and requires more people. It can be perilous for a company, but the rewards can be great. This talk outlines some of the pitfalls that have befallen hardware companies in the past – and still do today.

Speakers

Brady Forrest

I founded http://Highway1.io, a part of PCH. We’ve had 23 hardware startups go through our incubator in the last year. Some of my companies include Ringly.com, cue.me, & launching 8/5… navdy.com. I will share what I’ve learned.

Previously I worked at Microsoft on MSN Search & Entertainment, Khosla Ventures & O’Reilly Media. I also founded Ignite, a global talk series.