Advanced Guide on Interfacing with a Video Display

Published on by John Teel

NOTE: This article is a guest post by Shawn Litingtun. Shawn is an extraordinary electronics designer. He has an insanely comprehensive understanding of many topics in electronics and has extensive knowledge on electrical certifications. I’m yet to ask him a question about electronics that he can’t answer! He is also one of the experts inside the Hardware Academy available to answer technical questions.

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What Path Should a Techie Follow to Bring a New Product to Market?

Published on by John Teel

I’m going to start with a story about an engineer named Gary.

Like many engineers and makers, as a child Gary always loved playing with electronics and computers, so it was no surprise that he ended up with an electrical engineering degree. He spent his free time as a teenager tinkering around with circuit boards and building odd ball things like a dial joke machine.

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8 Essential Tips for Hardware Startup Success

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It’s a long, rough, expensive journey to take a hardware product from idea to market. That journey becomes even longer, rougher, and more expensive when you end up taking the wrong path.

So I want to share eight tips with you that will speed up your journey and make it a bit easier and less expensive too. These tips will help keep you on the right path to success.

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12 Ways to Fund Your Hardware Startup – Part 2

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In part one of this two part article, we looked at seven strategies to raise money during the early to mid stages of your startup.

This included self-funding, bringing on co-founders, borrowing from friends and family, angel investors, crowdfunding, startup accelerators, and new product contests.

Now, in part two we’re going to look at some of the later stage methods of funding your hardware startup.

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12 Ways to Fund Your Hardware Startup – Part 1

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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 surely require it to grow your company.

Nearly all hardware startups need outside funding either to develop the product or to scale up the company.

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How I Built a Team of 20+ Sales People to Sell My New Hardware Product

Published on by John Teel

What if I told you that it was possible to build an army of salespeople around the world, and that you only had to pay them if they actually sold your product?

And, even better, that you only had to pay them after the customer has paid you, so you don’t need to spend any money upfront.

This is all true if you choose to work with what are called independent sales representatives.

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How I Got a Manufacturer to Invest Over $100,000 in My New Hardware Product

Published on by John Teel

I’m going to share with you the three steps I followed to get a manufacturer to invest over $100,000 in my product without me having to give up any equity in my company.

By following these three steps, you will have a much better chance of getting a manufacturer to invest in your product too.

Several years ago, I developed and brought to market my own consumer product. My product was a miniature lighting device that illuminated any surface that it was attached to. I will be using it to illustrate the great partnership I developed with my manufacturer.

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