Does your entrepreneurial idea have a shot at crowd-sourced financing? What would you need to do to ensure your crowd-funded startup is successful? Find out the answers to these questions and more at the Design West session Why I Failed Kickstarter and My Friends Didn't, on Wednesday, April 24, in San Jose, Calif.
Portable Scores founder Bob Baddeley stands next to his tri-pod mounted scoreboard, which can be updated via remote control or smartphone app.
Chuck, I agree with you. This forum would be fascinating and also maybe a better audience than the typical venture capital presentation. More technical, less financial. Would be interesting to see the dynamics of the presentations.
Very interesting concept and probably an easier audience than the Shark Tank panel. It would be interesting to see how much can be raised and the complications if a larger group of investors provided funding (versus one or a much smaller group). Will be interested to see the reaction and how this works.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.