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Helping hardware founders build better companies.

2016 Workshops

Hardware Workshop is a series of two day workshops for hardware startup founders. Taught by experienced builders our purpose is simple: help founders build better companies.

We started Hardware Workshop as a side project three years ago to give back to the startup community. Being hardware entrepreneurs ourselves we understood and appreciated the challenges in turning an idea into a successful startup. We are humbled to have helped over 1K hardware startups with their journey.

Who It’s For?
Founding teams of hardware startups who are working on a real product.

How Does It Work?
First we ask every company to apply. It’s a simple application that helps to ensure that all attendees are actually working on a real product. This makes sure the content taught is relevant and that the peer connections made at the workshop are of value to everyone involved.

Once accepted, the workshop itself is a two day event broken into a series of 60 minute sessions. Each session is taught by an experienced operator who covers a single topic in great detail.

In addition we have 1v1 break out sessions, provide breakfast/lunch, and help connect you to your fellow peers at the workshop.

What Is Taught?
Each workshop varies slightly in content depending on the teachers available, but we generally teach key lessons from idea to shipping a successful product. The topics we generally cover include:

  • Hardware Product Development Process
  • Prototyping, Prototyping, Prototyping
  • Launching A New Product
  • Building Press Relationships
  • Picking a Supplier
  • IP and Patents
  • Certifications
  • Funding A Hardware Startup
  • Building An Initial Team
  • Consumer Distribution
  • B2B Distribution
  • Founder Panel

San Francisco
September 22-23, 2016

PCH International
135 Mississippi StSan Francisco 94107

A complete list of teachers will be posted soon. For now you can see 2015 teachers here.

Apply Here
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New York
September 29-30, 2016

Location TBD

A complete list of teachers will be posted soon. For now you can see 2015 teachers here.

Apply Here

 

Thank You To Our Amazing Partners

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Image Credit: Werner Kunz via Creative Commons