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Tech Talk: Candid experiences from a hardware startup

Galois is pleased to host the following tech talk. These talks are open to the interested public. Please join us!

Please note the unusual time for this talk, it is on Thursday, 17 November 2011.

title: Candid experiences from a hardware startup

speaker: Eric Migicovsky

time: Thursday, 17 November 2011, 10:30am

Galois Inc.
421 SW 6th Ave. Suite 300,
Portland, OR, USA
(3rd floor of the Commonwealth building)

abstract: Hardware is hard. At least that's what people always say. Building a hardware startup requires a broad base of technical knowledge, from electronics and manufacturing experience to aesthetic and interface design. But Eric Migicovsky chose to start a hardware company after graduating from engineering because he wanted to see something he designed become a physical reality.

inPulse is a $150 hackable Bluetooth smartwatch. It connects to your smartphone and displays notifications like incoming emails, calls, and calendar alerts right on your wrist. After launching an SDK, 3rd party developers have started to create apps for inPulse.

In his talk, Eric will share some honest stories and anecdotes from various stages of product development. He'll also talk about the costs, timeframes and failure modes of hardware startups.

bio: Eric Migicovsky graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2009. His startup, inPulse, was part of the Winter 2011 batch of Y Combinator, a startup program in Silicon Valley.

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