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.
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.
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.
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 photography.
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.
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 Amsterdam to Singapore.
Talk Title: Importance of Authentication in LoRaWAN and other IoT Applications
About the speaker: Jonathan is a wireless and IoT technical expert, with two decades of experience in cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, and other embedded product developments, now at Microchip driving their low power wide area IoT product portfolio. He has engaged with thousands of developers inspiring innovation through his technical workshops as a Contributor Member of the LoRa Alliance. Jonathan is also a Chartered Engineer and holds patents in antenna design for portable devices.
About the company: Micorchip Technology is an American manufacturer of microcontroller, memory and analog semiconductors. Microchip serves over 70,000 customers in more than 65 countries who are designing high-volume embedded control applications in the consumer, automotive, office-automation, communications and industrial-control markets worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, the company offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.
Video: The Expert's Interview: Jonathan Pearce, Microchip Technology
Video: Microchip demonstrates LoRa low-power IoT wireless internet network technology
Talk Title: Taking an IoT Idea to Production – Challenges and Solutions
About the speaker: David has been involved in wi-fi applications for over 15 years and was one of the first employees in the company working on IoT concepts. He has an established track record of successfully delivering wireless connected solutions with customers ranging from start-ups through to many of the leading brand names in Europe. David is currently focussed on helping customers move from idea to production in the shortest time/risk with Cypress’s WICEDTM IoT solutions.
About the company: Cypress targets markets growing faster than the broader semiconductor industry, including automotive, industrial and consumer electronics markets. Their world-class, secure wireless technology—along with their MCUs, memories, analog ICs and USB controllers—give the company an unparalleled competitive advantage in the Internet of Things.
Video: Cypress Semiconductor promo video
Video: Cypress Acquires Leading Position in Wireless IoT
Talk Title: Things about manufacturing I’ve learned from my Foxconn veteran colleagues
About the speaker: Josh has been working with his colleagues at Foxconn to figure out how Koobe can help hardware startups to scale with resources within the Foxconn family. Excited about the new wave of innovation in IoT, he is also working actively with community leaders, accelerators and corporate partners to help build a better hardware eco-system in Europe.
About the company: Koobe is affiliated with Foxconn/Kick2Real. A team of veterans in hardware design, manufacturing, and startups Koobe tailors its resources and support to help ambitious hardware startups across the global to successfully scale.
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