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Solid State Startups

Ari Krupnik & Associates

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

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With so many pure-software startups around, it can feel lonely
building real-life, physical hardware. There are more of us than may
meet the eye though. On March 22nd, we are coming together to meet in
real life, share our experiences and learn from each other. On the
agenda: food, roundtable introductions and a talk by Wired's editor in
chief Chris Anderson.

Chris is the author of The Long Tail and Free: How Today's Smartest
Businesses Profit by Giving Something for Nothing
. In addition to
running Wired and writing, Chris is the founder of DIYDrones, a
successful open source hardware manufacturer and online community.

The New Industrial Revolution

Once just the domain of hobbyists, the Maker Movement is emerging as a
new form of entrepreneurship as people apply the Web's social and
innovation models to "small batch" manufacturing. Basing his talk in
part on his own experience in leading a large open source hardware and
robotics community at DIY Drones, Anderson describes how the new
digital prototyping tools such as 3D printers and CNC machines, along
with hackerspaces, web-based manufacturing services and marketplaces
such as Etsy and Kickstarter are creating a "long tail of things,"
mirroring in the physical world the web's revolutionary impact in the
digital world. In short, Atoms are the New Bits.

Have questions about Solid State Startups? Contact Ari Krupnik & Associates

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Wired Magazine offices
520 Third Street, Suite 305
San Francisco, CA 94107

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

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Ari Krupnik & Associates

Ari Krupnik & Associates develop peripherals for smartphones and applications for them. Our primary focus is on the iPhone, with an occasional Android device. Our clients include medical device, toy and consumer electronics companies.

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