"LEAN HARDWARE STARTUP" in a box!
A P R I L . 5th. 2 0 1 4 // S A T U R D A Y // S H E N Z H E N
They are entrepreneurs, hackers, makers, vendors, manufacturers, distributors or investors.
They will be talking about the Lean Hardware startup movement and how the Shenzhen ecosystem will profoundly change the course of the future of consumer electronics.
Cyril is an entrepreneur and early stage investor who has been hanging out in Asia for the last twelve years, founded the first mentorship-driven seed funding program in China, Chinaccelerator as well as HAXLR8R, the first accelerator program for hardware startups.
Zach likes to dream big, fail big, and win big. Whether it is creating open source micro controllers, robot controller software, object sharing websites, or 3D printers there is one central purpose: to help other people help themselves create an awesome world to live in. Founder of Makerbot and advisor at HAXLR8R.
Digital Naturalist (12 years of life and research across multiple startup ecosystems), Pro Speaker (over 150 talks across 21 countries), Startup Therapist (mentor to 6 accelerators), Angel Investor (10 investments, half in Asia). Benjamin is a leading expert on digital innovation in Asia with 12 years experience across China, Japan, South Korea and SE Asia. He is also the founder of the Asia-focused digital research consultancy +8* (www.plus8star.com).
Bunnie currently lives in Singapore, where he works on open source hardware projects that he hopes someday can benefit the world. Also hacked the XBox and built an open source computer.
Founded by designers, Fabule makes unique domestic devices with a lot of personality. We are committed to creating smart products that make you feel smart. You can easily open, upgrade, tinker with or repair anything we design, and make it truly yours.
Transform any bike into a smart bike with Helios Bars.
Roadie helps you tune your guitar quickly and accurately, and keep your strings fit with the built in health check.
Duncan took numerous products from first concepts through research, funding, design, development, manufacturing and assembly to final sales of the product. He is a design lead at IDEO.
Kenny is the founder of Helios Bikes.
Bassam is the founder of Roadie.
Amanda Williams is Co-Founder of Fabule Fabrications and Wyld Collective. She's in charge of creating beautiful interactions and hardware. She has a Ph.D. in Information and Computer Sciences from UC Irvine and a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. Amanda has worked at Xerox PARC, Adobe, Intel Research, and Microsoft Research. Indecisively, she loves both qualitative user research and hardware design.
Shawn founded Haddock Invention in 2006, a clean technology invention lab based in Hong Kong and San Francisco. He now runs a spinout from that lab - Looking Glass - the first volumetric printing company.
|Lean Hardware Series||2-2:15pm||Cyril Ebersweiler|
|What's being lean?||2:15-2:30pm||Bunnie Huang|
|Show & Tell: Roadie Tuner||2:30-2:40pm||Bassam Jalgha|
|Prototyping Tools||2:40-2:55pm||Zach Hoeken Smith|
|Show & Tell: Helios||2:55-3:05pm||Kenny Gibbs|
|Show & Tell: Fabule||3:20-3:30pm||Amanda Williams|
|Customer Discovery||3:30-3:45pm||Duncan Turner|
|Building the right thing||3:45-4:00pm||Benjamin Joffe|
1F, conference room of Technology building, Shenzhen University
Metro： Luobao Line Shenzhen University Exit C ，walk straight to Little East Gate (小东门)
Or Luobao Line Shenzhen University Exit A2, walk to North Gate(深大北门).
Here is the map:
Access to a bigger version of it, click HERE.
You can participate to GENERATOR by:
1/ Registering to attend the event: HERE
2/ Sponsor the event (just drop us an e-mail)
3/ Vouch for a speaker (just drop us an e-mail)
GENERATOR is a new kind of conference event. From the people who brought you HAXLR8R. There will be hardware. And industrial music. And augmented reality steampunk goggles. And maybe a jetpack or two. GENERATOR is for the children. GENERATOR is against demons.
OK, OK, it's going to be mainly people talking on a stage for now. But interesting people. You like stories. We like stories too. And, amazingly, it's completely free!
We hosted GENERATOR V1.0 in Shenzhen last January (full recap here), and since it was awesome we realized that the best place to host a serious conference about hardware startups was... well, Shenzhen again.
So there you have it: the global and - more importantly - local hardware scene will gather on April 5th, 2014, for some action and share their experiences, successes and failures on a stage which will also allow participants to play with the latest innovations in the space. We'll keep it real.
Who is this for? Entrepreneurs, wannabe entrepreneurs, product designers, hackers, factories, suppliers, solderers...
They've been awesome with us: