In this episode I speak with Nick Frank who is the founder of Knectiv, a company based in Austin Texas that offers product design services as well as manufacturing in China. In my conversation with Nick we discuss in-depth both … read more
In this episode I speak with hardware entrepreneur, Eric Hunter of InD Creation. Erik successfully raised over $40,000 in a recent Kickstarter campaign for his frozen fish food feeder product. We discuss both his experiences with crowdfunding and strategies for … read more
In this episode we discuss the advantages and complexities of manufacturing electronic hardware products in China and Taiwan. I interview Case Engelen who founded a company in Taiwan called Titoma which specializes manufacturing electronic hardware products.
This is the second part of a two-part series looking at developing a hypothetical tracking device that incorporates Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), GPS, an accelerometer, and a USB rechargeable lithium battery.
When deciding to develop a new hardware product you … read more
This is a two-part series where we’re going to look at developing a hypothetical tracking device that incorporates Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), GPS, an accelerometer, and a USB rechargeable lithium battery.
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In this episode I talk with new hardware entrepreneur Kris Christopher, founder of Grow Nanny which is a hardware startup that is developing indoor gardening products with an ultimate goal to help feed the world.
In this episode I talk with Dave Millman of BizDev Global who specializes in helping hardware startups find their first customers. Today, we’ll be discussing 5 of the biggest mistakes that hardware startups make when it comes to customers.
In this first episode of the Predictable Designs Podcast I speak with Michael Morena, co-founder of AdhereTech which is a startup that manufacturers and sells a medication adherence hardware product to large pharmaceutical companies. The AdhereTech smart pill bottle device … read more
One of the most frequent questions I am asked is, “how long will it take to develop my new product?”. Everyone, of course, wants to know when they can expect to have their product ready to go on store shelves.
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The odds are you are going to need some sort of outside funding at some point in order to get your product to market. If you are lucky enough to get your product to market without outside funding, you will … read more
Hardware startups take a long time before they begin generating significant income. Because of this, most people find it necessary to keep their nine to five job to support themselves, their families, and their start-ups during the early years.
Invention promotion firms want one thing – your money. They don’t really care if your product is a success or not, because they are only focused on scamming you and taking your money. They have no interest in seeing your … read more
Which should you start with first, a patent or a prototype? The large majority of entrepreneurs start the process of bringing their product idea to market by either focusing on a patent or a prototype.
Product developers spend a lot of time interacting with various tools which are vital to the development phase. Whether it’s software, a mobile app, or hardware you are developing, these tools are critical to the success of your project.