Breeding Successful Hardware Startups
 Talks by Bolt VC, Marc Barros and Startupbootcamp IoT
JUN.2.LONDON
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To kick off June in style we are bringing in directly from the US one of the top hardware VC firms who will talk about hardware development processes, design and engineering. This will be followed by a presentation from a passionate entrepreneur from Seattle who recently launched a new hardware venture and will reveal the importance of branding for your startup. Our final guest is from international incubator Startupbootcamp who will cover the secrets behind hardware fundraising.

Anna Thornton (Director of Quality and Engineering at Dragon Innovation) will also join us for this great event and very happy to connect with local hardware startups.

Drinks and pizza for this event are kindly offered by Bolt.
Guest Speakers
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner of Bolt

Talk title: Guide to hardware product development

Ben is a product vision and prototyping expert and is instrumental in bringing many products to market ranging from consumer electronics to clean energy for everything from Fortune 500 companies to small startups.
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Bolt is a seed-stage fund that invests capital, personnel, equipment and expertise in hardware startups. They are leading the way in de-risking manufacturing and are a go to for hardware startups looking to get product to market. bolt.io

Marc Barros
Co-Founder of Moment

Talk title: Why Brand Wins


Marc is an entrepreneur, a creator and is passionate about amazing product experiences and building great companies. His love for great photography and business lead him to co-found his own photography startup. He is also a mentor at Highway1 and TechStars.
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Moment is a collection of the highest quality lenses to empower mobile picture takers everywhere to capture incredible images with their phones. After having a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign Moment have gone on to be one of the dominant hardware startups in mobile photograpgy. momentlens.co

Raph Crouan
MD at Startupbootcamp IoT

Talk title: Hardware Fundraising: Myths & Reality

Raph is a strategic and analytical Senior Marketing & Sales Director having worked for about 12 years at Apple. He is now the Managing Director of the Startupbootcamp IoT Program and a passionate investor in the hardware startup space during his spare time.  
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Startupbootcamp helps take startups global by giving them direct access to an international network of the most relevant partners, investors and mentors in their sector. Their programs are based around the world from Amseterdam to Singapore. startupbootcamp.org

Agenda
19:00 - 19:20  Check in + beers and pizza
19:20 - 19:30  Event opening
19:30 - 19:50  Ben Einstein, Founder & General Partner of Bolt
19:50 - 20:10  Marc Barros, Co-Founder of Moment
20:10 - 20:30  Raph Crouan, Managing Director at Startupbootcamp IoT
20:30 - 20:50  Demos + community announcements
This is your time. If you would like to share what you are working on with the community or make any sort of announcement. You have 2 minutes max for a short shoutout.
20:50 - 22:00  Drinks and networking
LOCATION         U+I PLC - 7a Howick Place, Victoria, London, SW1P 1BB
Agenda
19:00 - 19:20
Check in + beers and pizza

19:20 - 19:30
Event opening

19:30 - 19:50
Ben Einstein, Founder & General Partner of Bolt

19:50 - 20:10
Marc Barros, Co-Founder of Moment

20:10 - 20:30
Raph Crouan, Managing Director at Startupbootcamp IoT

20:30 - 20:50
Community announcements
This is your time if you would like to share what you are working on with the community or make any sort of announcement. You have 2 minutes max for a short shoutout.

20:50 - 22:00
Drinks and networking

LOCATION 
CRL - 7a Howick Place, Victoria, London SW1P 1DZ
Agenda
7:00pm
Check in. Free pizza and beers will be served.
7:20pm
Event opening. Intro about the Hardware Pioneers community
7:30pm
First talk and Q&A: Ben Einstein, Founder & General Partner of Bolt
7:50pm
Second talk and Q&A: Marc Barros, Co-Founder of Moment
8:10pm
Third talk and Q&A: Raph Crouan, Managing Director at Startupbootcamp IoT
8:30pm
Community announcements and demos: This is your time. If you would like to share what you are working on with the community or make any sort of announcement. You have 2 minutes max for a short shoutout.
8:50pm
Drinks and networking
10:00pm
Event ends
LOCATION
U+I PLC - 7a Howick Place, SW1P 1BB
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