Bringing iot products to market 
from prototype to production
Talks by Microchip, Cypress and Koobe/Foxconn
Date and time : Thu 10 August 2017, 18:30 - 21:30
Location : Cocoon Networks, 4 Cristopher St, London, EC2A 2BS - View on Google Maps
Limited to : 200 participants
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We are thrilled to have with us three leading companies in the connected hardware and product development sector who will share invaluable insights about how to transform a prototype into a commercial IoT product. Join us on the 10th of August to learn from:

- A leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide (Microchip Technology).
- The global supplier of choice for innovative companies in high-growth markets, providing high quality, value-driven embedded solutions with world-class support (Cypress Semiconductor).
- A hardware design and manufacturing house powered by Foxconn who helps hardware and IoT startups to bring their products to market (Koobe/Foxconn).

See agenda below for full info about the speakers.

Drinks will be served throughout the night.
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.

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 photography.

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 Amsterdam to Singapore.

Guest speakers
Microchip Technology
Jonathan Pearce 
LoRa Product Line Manager
Cypress Semiconductor
David Armour
IoT Regional Marketing Manager
Koobe/Foxconn
Josh Liu
Director of Operation and Entrepreneurship
Guest speakers
Bolt
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner
Bolt
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner
Bolt
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner
Bolt
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner
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
Speaker 1: Jonathan Pearce, LoRa Product Line Manager at Microchip Technology

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

Speaker 2: David Armour, IoT Regional Marketing Manager at Cypress Semiconductor

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

Speaker 3: Josh Liu, Director of Operation and Entrepreneurship at Koobe/Foxconn

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.
Article by Josh Liu: Choosing a manufacturing service model: What every startup should know
Article by josh Liu: Skully is down. Don’t be the next crowdfunding failure story!

Agenda
6:30pm
Arrival and registration.
6:40pm
Drinks and networking.
6:50pm
Event opening.
7:00pm
Talk and Q&A: "Importance of Authentication in LoRaWAN and other IoT Applications".
Jonathan Pearce - LoRa Product Line Manager at Microchip
7:20pm
Talk and Q&A: "Taking an IoT Idea to Production – Challenges and Solutions".
David Armour - IoT Regional Marketing Manager at Cypress Semiconductor
7:40pm
Talk and Q&A: "Things about manufacturing I’ve learned from my Foxconn veteran colleagues".
Josh Liu - Director of Operation and Entrepreneurship at Koobe/Foxconn
8:00pm
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.
8:20pm
Drinks and networking.
9:30pm
Event ends.
Location 
Cocoon Networks, 4 Cristopher St, London, EC2A 2BS
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
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