HardwareCon 2018: Get Deals Done

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HardwareCon Celebrates Innovation in Hardware with Top Industry Thought Leaders and Entrepreneurs in the Innovation Zone and Hardware Boulevard

HardwareCon 2018

Entrepreneurs need to build great teams, network across the eco-systems and leverage the knowledge and experience of others. HardwareCon is a great place to get connected and learn key skills that every startup and innovator needs," SC Moatti Mighty Capital.

HardwareCon, the premier conference for hardware innovation, has announced its line up and keynotes for the 2018 event – themed “Get Deals Done.” The event will take place on Thursday April 19 and Friday April 20 at the San Jose Convention Center.

“Hardware, as an industry, is in an exciting phase of growth and innovation,” said Greg Fisher, co-founder of HardwareCon and CEO of Berkeley Sourcing Group, an outsourced manufacturing firm that has reviewed over 700 products in the past 10 years. “Hardware startups are on the rise around the world and both established multinational businesses and startups are launching new and improved products that take advantage of today’s connected world. This year’s conference is about connecting these worlds to accelerate this growth and create new opportunities in areas like robotics, connected home, digital health, safety and more”

“Building great products that people love is a challenge, there are so many considerations to keep in mind. Building great companies is even more daunting,” said SC Moatti, who will keynote at the event. “Entrepreneurs need to build great teams, network across the eco-systems and leverage the knowledge and experience of others. HardwareCon is a great place to get connected and learn key skills that every startup and innovator needs.” Moatti’s talk will share best practices that align your fundraising strategy to your desired exit and make every investor love you and want to invest in you.

The 2018 HardwareCon speaker line-up includes investors, thought leaders, strategic technology executives and successful startup founders. In addition to main stage panel discussions and breakout room sessions, the event will feature an innovation showdown competition featuring top hardware startups from around the world. Innovative startups will also be featured in the Hardware Boulevard section of the exhibit hall floor.

The conference also features a special one-day IoT Summit hosted by Parks & Associates: TRANSFORMATION OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS, CONNECTIVITY AND IOT. This IoT Summit will address the changing landscape for product development, trends and challenges associated with new innovations, and how these changes are impacting the market.

HardwareCon’s sponsor line-up includes many of the leading platforms and technology providers in the ecosystem including Dragon Innovation, machineQ by Comcast, ANSYS, MistyWest, Mouser, Hawk Ridge Systems, Product Realization Group, Rush Order, Jaycon Systems, Breadware, TUV Rheinland, Invest HK, Microchip and more.

Event Details: HardwareCon is your opportunity to learn about the latest technology and business trends in AI, Machine Learning, Robotics, IoT, Blockchain, Product Design and more. Attendees will hear from leading Fortune 500 hardware brands such as Google, Dragon Innovation, IBM, Cisco, Intel, SAP and more and get the opportunity to connect & collaborate with top investors, and interact with the most promising startup companies from across the global hardware ecosystem.

HardwareCon 2018 -
Dates: April 19 - 20
Location: San Jose Convention Center

Our Lead Sponsors:

  • Dragon Innovation
  • machineQ a Comcast Service

Our Sponsors

  • ANSYS
  • Misty West
  • Berkeley Sourcing Group
  • Breadware
  • TUV Rheinland
  • Mouser Electronics
  • City of San Leandro
  • Hardware Massive
  • Transmedia SF
  • Rush Order
  • Hawkridge Systems
  • InvestHK
  • Product Realization Group
  • JayCon Systems
  • Parts Box
  • Truesource Labs
  • MicroChip
  • Royal Circuits
  • Durolabs
  • Synapse
  • Golden Rainbow
  • Blue Clover Devices

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