Hardware Innovation Workshop

2013 Bay Area Event- Agenda

Tuesday May 14th

Welcome

  • Dale Dougherty, founder and publisher of MAKE magazine
    Video

Liking the Guest

Caring about your user is a design principal

  • Robert Faludi, collaborative strategy leader at Digi International
    Video

Keynote

  • Robert Stephens, founder of The Geek Squad
    Video

Getting Started: Case Studies in Success

In fast-moving markets we can learn from makers who faced the challenges of going pro and succeeded.

  • David Merrill, co-founder and president of Sifteo
    Video
  • Alice Taylor, founder of MakieLab
    Video
  • Lisa Qiu Fetterman, co-founder of Nomiku
    Video
  • Jay Silver, founder of MaKey MaKey
    Video
  • Cheryl Kellond, co-founder and CEO, Bia Sport
    Video

Pitches with Prototypes

  • Electronics Factory
    Video
  • Lumiglass
    Video
  • MOTI
    Video
  • Haptix
    Video
  • LightUp
    Video

VC Panel: Where We Invest and Why

What maker seeking funding doesn’t want to know what VCs are thinking? Hear it here, first hand.

Video
  • Moderator: Eric Klein, partner, Lemnos Lab
  • Trae Vassallo, general partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Manu Kumar, founder and chief firestarter, K9 Ventures
  • Renata Quintini, partner, Felicis-Ventures
  • Ryan Kottenstett, principal, Khosla Ventures
  • Rob Coneybeer, Managing Director, Shasta Ventures

Wednesday May 15th

Keynote #1 Drones Take Flight

Robots are taking to flight and nobody is flying higher than Chris Anderson’s 3D Robotics.

  • Chris Anderson, founder and CEO, 3D Robotics, DIY Drones
    Video
  • Andreas Raptopoulos, co-founder, Matternet
    Video
  • Peter Platzer, CEO, NanoSatisfi
    Video

Keynote #2 CAD for Makers

Most hardware ideas don’t become real without design software. Learn how the landscape is changing from Autodesk’s Carl Bass.

  • Carl Bass, CEO, Autodesk
    Video

ShopBot Tools Announcement

  • Ted Hall, founder and CEO, ShopBot Tools
    Video

New Dimensions to 3D Printing

Additive manufacturing is heading in new directions, including the cloud.

  • Peter Weijmarshausen, co-founder and CEO, Shapeways
    Video
  • Nick Pinkston, founder, Plethora
    Video
  • Brook Drumm, founder and CEO, Printrbot
    Video
  • Wayne Losey, co-founder, Dynamo DevLabs
    Video

Incubation: Mentorship and Resources

Every maker going pro can benefit from help but one size doesn’t fit all. Come hear from three models of incubation.

  • Scott Miller, CEO and co-founder, Dragon Innovation
    Video
  • Zach Smith, program director, HAXLR8R
    Video
  • Jeremy Conrad, founding partner, Lemnos Labs
    Video
  • Brady Forrest, PCH International
    Video

Board Building

The electronics of hardware innovation leverage great platforms and build on them. Key players discuss parts of the board ecosystem.

  • Massimo Banzi, co-founder, Arduino
    Video
  • Zak Homuth, founder and CEO, Upverter
    Video
  • Eric Weddington, Marketing Manager,
    Open Source & Community, Atmel

    Video

Things and the Internet

Come hear how more things, new things, strange things are getting connected to the Internet.

  • Eric Jennings & Sally Carson, co-founders, Pinoccio
    Video
  • Rachel Kalmar, Data Scientist, Misfit Wearables
    Video
  • Brent Polishak, co-founder and president, Beyond 5
    Video

Collaboration: The Wisdom of the Crowd

Leveraging a community to pre-sell, to gain funding, to improve design and more will be discussed by those who know from experience.

  • Ben Kaufman, founder and CEO, Quirky
    Video
  • Kate Drane, Indiegogo
    Video
  • Dan Roberts, founder, Scout Alarm
    Video

Partnering to Get it Made

Many paths are available for getting your product manufactured; hear from experts who know.

  • Bunnie Huang, co-founder, Chumby
    Video
  • John Park, COO, AQS
    Video
  • James “Laen” Neal, founder, OSH Park PCB
    Video
  • Zach Kaplan, founder and CEO, Inventables
    Video

Tales of Evolution

Little is standing still in the maker movement and as with so many other things, software tools are changing.

  • Alden Hart & Rob Giseburt, Synthetos
    Video
  • Windell Oskay, co-founder, Evil Mad Science
    Video

Closing Comments

  • Dale Dougherty, founder and publisher of MAKE magazine
    Video
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