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Fund the Things! Crowdfunding and Venture Capital

  • Perkins Coie 1120 NW Couch St Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

Whether you're launching a new hardware startup or simply want to see your product vision come to life, you'll need some capital behind you. Join us May 19th to explore both sides of hardware finance from two panels of experts. Refreshments and lite fare provided.
Funding Hardware with Venture Capital
Get the inside scoop from a consortium of investors experienced in hardware startups and IoT. They’ll share tips on how to approach and pitch VCs, what they're looking for and most excited about, and much more.

Crowdfunding the Things: It's IoT, not "IOU"
Crowdfunding can give your gizmo early market validation,  direct access to early buyers, and pre-launch funding. But a whopping ⅔ of Kickstarter projects  have yet to be delivered, leaving some creators with angry mobs of backers and unfulfilled orders. This panel will discuss how to crowdfund right, with insights on campaign strategy, marketing, product development, and fulfillment. Learn how to take that thing from ideation to development, and get it into the hands of your backers!
Much gratitude to Perkins Coie (1120 Northwest Couch Street) for the use of their space for the evening!