Global community platform Hardware Massive merges with HardwareCon
By: Hardware Massive
Annual Conference Merges with International Hardware Platform to Enhance Benefits to Hardware Ecosystems
San Leandro, CA --- December 6th, 2016 --- HardwareCon, the annual gathering for hardware start-ups, investors and support companies, and Hardware Massive, have announced that the two organizations are partnering to leverage their respective efforts to provide more extensive services and access to the newly combined communities. The entities will retain their separate names, but will combine teams and efforts moving forward.
HardwareCon has been designed and developed exclusively for hardware startup entrepreneurs and is structured to help founders catapult their businesses to the next levels of success. With the initial two-day conference in 2015, HardwareCon attracted world-wide attention from key players in the hardware industry, from the largest suppliers like Panasonic and Autodesk, to tiny start-ups who came to participate in the pitch contest and demo their innovative new hardware products and companies. Hardware Massive – formed in 2016 – has quickly reached 22 chapters around the world – and is continuing to add new chapters at about 2 per quarter. The monthly events held in the local chapters keep resident entrepreneurs connected and abreast of larger issues, best practices and opportunities.
"Hardware Massive is an international organization now with chapters across the US, Europe and Asia," said Erik Katz, a co-founder of HardwareCon and Makers at the Mint. "Bringing the international reach and communities of Hardware Massive into the fold with HardwareCon will benefit those communities as well as our own."
"We felt that the whole of the hardware eco-system would benefit by our combining efforts," said Greg Fisher, founder of Hardware Massive and Berkeley Sourcing Group. "Our sponsors appreciate the enhanced reach and our entrepreneurs benefit from access to best practices from around the world."
Hardware Massive chapters are run locally with oversight from the main organization and each chapter can host monthly events and networking opportunities. HardwareCon is a San Francisco Silicon Valley based conference that is hosted annually. Over the two–day event, participants can attend hands-on classes at HardwareU, will interact with subject matter experts running hands-on workshops, attend mentor and funder one-on-one sessions, and enjoy content focused on building a company to take category-killing products to market. The next HardwareCon is scheduled to take place on March 24 – March 25th 2017 in San Leandro, CA.
HardwareCon 2016 - http://www.hardwarecon.com
March 24th - Hardware U
March 25th - Main Event
Location: ZNE Center - 14600 Catalina Street, San Leandro, CA 94577
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Berkeley Sourcing Group
Berkeley Sourcing Group provides development and manufacturing services for small to midsize companies looking to take innovative products to mass production. They connect clients to their qualified factories and manage the entire process from the client's first product to the millionth and beyond. With over 12 years of experience in China and outsourced manufacturing, they provide end to end project management so the entrepreneurs can concentrate on product design and building their business. Visit www.berkeleysg.com to learn more about Berkeley Sourcing Group.