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Hardware 2.0: The Future Of Hardware

Lemnos Labs

Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM (PST)

Hardware 2.0: The Future Of Hardware

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Conventional wisdom says that hardware is capital intensive, nobody funds it and it takes too long to get to market.

Except that's not true. While everyone was busy with the social media app boom, the ecosystem has completely changed for hardware startups. Development times are shorter, prototyping tools are cheaper, and distribution / sales has fundamentally changed.

Come learn about the tools and trends that are enabling a new generation of hardware startups. Mick Mountz, founder & CEO of Kiva Systems will deliver the keynote -- they built their first prototype for less than $50k and represent the biggest success story in hardware in 2012 (acq. by Amazon for $775M).

Please join us for an insider look at the hardware revolution as told by successful entrepreneurs, leading VC's and up-and-coming startups.

2:00 Check-in & Blossom Coffee

2:15 Opening Remarks

Jeremy Conrad, Co-Founder at Lemnos Labs

2:30 Keynote

Mick Mountz, Founder/CEO at Kiva Systems

3:00 Session #1: The Democratization of Design Tools

Kaustuv De Biswas, Co-Founder at

Nick Pinkston, Founder at CloudFab

Zak Homuth, Founder at Upverter

Andy Payne, Co-Founder Open Market

3:30 Coffee Break

3:45 Session #2: Funding Hardware: A Blend Of New And Old

Trae Vassallo, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Steve Schlafman, Principal at Lerer Ventures

Ash Patel, Co-Founder at Morado Ventures

Eric Klein, EIR at Lemnos Labs/Managing Director at Klein Venture Partners

4:15 Portfolio Showcase

4:45 Cocktail Hour

Have questions about Hardware 2.0: The Future Of Hardware? Contact Lemnos Labs

When & Where

Lemnos Labs
85 Bluxome St
Suite 101
San Francisco, CA 94123

Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM (PST)

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Lemnos Labs

Lemnos Labs, a hardware incubator based in San Francisco, provides mentorship and resources to talented engineers with innovative ideas and a passion for making things.  We believe that advances in rapid prototyping have paved the way for a new generation of hardware startups by reducing the time and resources required to bring a product to market.  We aim to lead this charge by accelerating breakthrough technologies that solve real-world problems. 

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