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.
There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
Bioimimicry is not merely a helpful design tool -- it also encourages designers to think not only about how to solve design problems by imitating nature, but how to make the products, materials, and systems they design more ecologically sound and nature-friendly.
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