Hardware Accelerators: How Do They Benefit Startups?

Guest Post by Raph Crouan The startup and tech ecosystem has developed significantly in the past five years. Previously the idea of applying for a place in an incubator or accelerator didn’t exist… Now...

How to Identify The Right Technology For Your Startup to Patent

Guest Post by Peter MillerCan we patent this idea? Should we? We have so many ideas but don’t know what to include in our patent portfolio. Can we just give you a demo...

Hardware Patents: When To Start Building Your Portfolio

Guest Post by Peter Miller As patent agents, we hear a lot of reasons – good and bad – for filing patent applications and building patent portfolios. Phrases like “stop competitors,” “licensing revenue,”...

Early Stage Funding Options For Your Hardware Startup

Cash is king, and the king always seems to be on vacation when you’re building hardware. This article is a first-hand look at the pros and cons of common funding sources...

Successfully Navigating The Hardware Startup Life Cycle

Guest Post by Sabrina Sasaki When I first read articles about how "hardware is hard", I felt a little bit scared about the industry I was getting into. Understanding some of the issues...

What VC’s Look For When Investing in Hardware Startups

What VC's Look for in Investable Hardware Startups - Guest post by Avidan RossBuilding a hardware business is hard. Finding and attracting venture capital to build your hardware startup is even...
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Astro Studio’s 5 Steps to Creating Successful Products

Astro Studios lives in San Francisco, on the fringe of Silicon Valley, where they embrace a design approach that blends lifestyle and technology into relevant, high-performance results. They are a product-creation...

Central Research Laboratory ‘Accelerates’ Hardware Startups to Success

What is the Central Research Laboratory Accelerator? The Central Research Laboratory (CRL) a UK-based state-of-the-art co-working space with four prototyping workshops, 24/7 desk space, prototyping materials, crowdfunding strategy and training, and high-speed...

Designers Are Forgetting One Major Element Of The Design Process

What do you do when your toaster breaks? Chances are, you toss it and buy another one. It’s only a toaster, after all. But what if your toaster was designed so...

Pocket-sized Ally Device Tests For Food Allergens in Restaurant Meals

The palm-sized gadget, called Ally, takes its name from a play on the words "allergies" and "ally", as in "friend". It allows users to quickly detect any harmful substances that can...