Venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator, 500 Startups is organising a one day workshop focussing on the Indian startup hardware sector, Blueprint: The 500 Hardware Workshop.
The workshop aims at tackling questions and challenges faced by emerging hardware entrepreneurs in India. The event is meant for hardware founders, enthusiasts, designers and any startup considering a hardware enabled solution. American multinational software corporation Autodesk is the platinum sponsor for the workshop.
The first half of the day will be a set of talks covering the entire hardware lifecycle from product development, to manufacturing to fundraising and customer acquisition. The second half of the day will be parallel workshops on prototyping (including 3D printing), digital prototyping and a one-on one design review.)
The speakers for the event include Sai Srinivas, founder, Creo Mobile; Anshulika Dubey, co-founder Wishberry; Prashant Subhedar, co-founder, Bang Design; Akshat Raghav, founder, Indian Design Company; Soaib Grewal, Venture Partner, 500 Startups; and Avinash Kaushik, founder Revxx among others.
500 startups was founded in 2010 by PayPal & Google alums, Silicon-based startup accelerator has accelerated over 1,500 startups across 30 countries with a series of micro-funds being launched. It has made more than 50 investments in India.
500 Startups have been an active accelerator in India since 2011. It has invested in over 30 startups in India including ZipDial, Pricebaba, Instamojo, Targetingmantra, Kartrocket, and SocialCops. Startups including InnovAccer, Tourlandish(now called Headout), Sourceasy, and TargetingMantra have been a part of the 500 startups accelerator programme.
500 Startups has invested in hardware ventures like Makerbot, E la Carte, Karma Loop, and Lockitron.
Some of the Indian startups that have made a name in the hardware space include Fin, Grey Orange, Ather Energy, Teewe, and Absentia among others.
The workshop will take place on November 19, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.