Eddy Lee, PhD will be moderating a panel on hardware startups on at 2pm on May 7th, 2014 at Startup Asia, Singapore, a premier tech event in the region that showcases promising startups in the region, and regularly attended by investors, founders, corporate executives, and tech luminaries such as Marrisa Mayer. Also speaking at this event is Dave Morin, CEO of Path, and Dario Meli, CEO of Hootsuite and Quietly.
The world is experiencing a hardware renaissance in the age of Internet of Things. We have witnessed Pebble breaking Kickstarter records, and the sale of Nest to Google for an eye-watering $3.2B. Despite hardware being the new sexy, we got to admit that building a hardware startup is anything but easy. Limited funding sources and long product iteration cycle leaves little room for mistake. Nevertheless, we are seeing an emergence of new devices and gadgets from the region. This panel aims to shed light on the difficulties faced by four hardware founders on the backdrop of the ecosystem of Southeast Asia, and how they have overcome these challenges.
Eddy has been an advocate of hardware startups with investments such as Meta, Lark and gTar. The audience will be treated with an interesting dialogue among Pulkit Jaiswal (Founder of Garuda Robotics), Fan Mingwei (Co-founder of Bio3D Technologies), Dema Tio (Co-founder of Vibease) and Roger Chang (Co-founder of Pirate3D), all of whom have garnered notable traction for their respective startups.
Further information about the event can be found here.