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Thursday, September 29 • 18:30 - 21:15
Vancouver Hardware Meetup

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Welcome to our next installment of this meetup series: Design for Manufacturing. By this point, after hundreds of hours of hard work, you have a proper working engineering prototype in your hands and it is time to commercialize. You've arrived! You can rest confidently, knowing that all there is to do is send your prototype design files to an OEM in China, and 8 weeks later palettes of your product will arrive at customs ready to distribute... 

Not exactly.

A common point of friction on the road to commercializing a new hardware product is where a motivated team reaches an illusory summit, and are holding something that looks, behaves, and feels like a finished product. The finish line is tantalizingly close, but the marathon from advanced prototype to first-off-the-line unit testing and full scale production is only beginning. Arm yourselves for the journey with wise insights from our panel of invited speakers. 

Vancouver Hardware Meetup
is launching to provide a forum for local hardware developers, product developers, engineers, makers, entrepreneurs, and funding angels. The ideal members are anyone at any stage of the hardware development process, from entrepreneurs just launching product, to seasoned technology developers, to people still tinkering in their garage. We are looking to connect makers to funders in the Vancouver hardware development community.

6:30pm - Doors open

6:30pm to 7:00pm - Greetings, refreshments

7:00pm to 7:40pm - Speaker's presentations, Q&A

7:40pm to 7:55pm - Break

7:55pm to 8:45pm - Keynote presentation, Q&A

8:45pm to 9:15pm - Discussions, networking

9:15pm - Close 

WHY ATTEND: Connect with like-minded minds from the hardware development community. 

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Taylor Cooper

Mechanical Engineer, Misty West
Taylor Cooper is an engineer with a wide background working on complex technical projects. Having a background in engineering physics, Taylor has used his formidable knowledge of first principals and manufacturing techniques to develop self driving rovers for the NASA Regolith Excavation... Read More →
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Dominique Kwong

Director of Hardware Engineering, Istuary Innovation Group
Dominique Kwong has been active in the local Vancouver hardware development scene for many years, doing RF design, product engineering, leading engineering teams, and taking products through to manufacturing. Dominique played an instrumental role as director of hardware and manufacturing... Read More →
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Alissa Rogova

Account Development Representative, Arrow Electronics
If you are serious about developing and commercializing hardware, then Alissa is someone you need to get to know. As an Account Development Representative for Arrow Electronics, Alissa is your gatekeeper to Arrow's substantial resources for helping startups make the leap to manufacturing... Read More →

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Thursday September 29, 2016 18:30 - 21:15 PDT