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If there was such a thing as a hardware startup checklist, no doubt the “pre-order launch” box would feature prominently in that (long) list. Soon after the prototyping phase...
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Filled with information on thirty vital manufacturing processes, this book is an essential reference for all product, packaging, and graphic design students. This book is an essential reference for all...
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The Fortune 500 issue had a fascinating story about Amazon.com. “It’s easy to believe that Jeff Bezos is one of the great innovators,” the story noted. “But that’s not exactly the case. His...
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An important part of executing your brand, building great messaging is like learning how to date. Inspire someone by catching their eye, then explain who you are, and finally...
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Dieter Rams’ life and work are indelibly linked to his thoughts about how people live, and how they can live better. Products he designed in the 1960s are still...
funding hardware startups

A great presentation by Steve Schlafman about the processes behind funding a hardware startup.
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What if your clothing could change color to complement your skin tone, respond to your racing heartbeat, or connect you with a loved one from afar? Welcome to the...
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When a product cost is too expensive, it makes it impossible to grow and sustain your business. We recommend honing in on five key areas, beginning with the easy...
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A growing access and a growing ecosystem of startups and bigger companies are starting to reach that tipping point in which you have products and services growing on several...
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Presented for the first time at IDEAS Show in Taiwan, HAX goes through what it takes for hardware startups to be lean. Learn the easy way: join Hardvard!
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The death of brick and mortar retail has been pounded into our heads since web2.0. The failing of major retailers (Circuit City, Blockbuster, Kmart, etc.) with Amazon’s continuous domination has the...
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The designers Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa have compiled 204 everyday objects in search of "super normal design": alongside examples of anonymous design like the Swiss Rex vegetable peeler...
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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks...
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Startups and big companies differ in a lot of ways. When it comes to hardware, the gulf between the two is massive. Early-stage startups are painfully under-financed. This lack...
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As we slog away at our soldering irons, it’s become de rigueur in the early-stage hardware startup world for us to wearily mutter: “Hardware is hard.” Our software-centric compatriots...
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When you’re building a hardware product it’s easy to focus all of your attention on the device itself. After all, the device is what a person will hold, hear,...
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This guide aims encourage hardware entrepreneurs with the resources, processes and tips to help you build something out of nothing. It’s a collection of knowledge from seasoned engineers, manufacturing...
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We are seeing a wave of wearable products coming to market. According to IDC research, 19.2 million shipments this year will build to a global market of 111.9 million units...
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China’s emergence as a manufacturing powerhouse over the last decade was quite the debut. Besides surpassing the United States as the world’s largest producer of manufactured goods in 2011,...
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First, businesses discovered quality as a key competitive edge; next came science. Now, Donald A. Norman, former Director of the Institute for Cognitive Science at the University of California,...