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Wednesday, September 28

18:30 PDT

Mobile Growth Meetup
Mobile Growth Vancouver meets again!

Join us for an awesome panel discussion around best practices for apps, including growth, retention, and engagement tactics.

We'll chat about paid and organic acquisition channels, ways to optimize and test features to improve retention and viral growth, with plenty of time to socialize over pizza and beer.

In addition to registering on the VSW2016 schedule, please also indicate your attendance here: SIGN UP HERE

Capacity: 100 people

WHY ATTEND: A chill, relaxed atmosphere for meeting new people in mobile.

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Chris Hobbs

President, Two Tall Totems
President of Two Tall Totems, a premium software team designing and developing mobile apps, complex websites, and enterprise software.
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Eric MacKinnon

Director of Product Management, App Annie
Leader and strategist who takes a lean-startup approach to product development and business-building in general. Enjoys focusing on high-ROI improvement and learning through rapid, iterative tuning/prototyping informed by metrics, testing, and feedback. Passionate about new social... Read More →
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Hayden McFarlane

Head of Product Growth, Fitplan
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Josh Nilson

CEO & Co-Founder, East Side Games

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Wednesday September 28, 2016 18:30 - 21:00 PDT
Thursday, September 29

18:30 PDT

Vancouver Hardware Meetup

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