This 1-on-1 mentoring session is all about the common hardware startup pitfalls and how early partnerships can save you time and money. Get feedback from 5 international hardware experts: Strategy & Product Development, Technical Advice & Manufacturing, Design, Marketing & Traction, and first-hand hardware expertise from serial-founders.
Moderator: Niclas Fritz
The mentors are: Jewell Sparks – Strategy and Business Development Stefanie Koch – Technical Advice & Manufacturing Craig Davis – Ultra hard-core premium Evangelist Marc Nagel – Designer Yann Girard – Marketing and Traction Tobias Eichenwald (Senic) – Founder Perspective
Product ready for take-off. What next? The perfect pitch video can open many doors. Bring your message to a visual context with the experts of story design Petra Varga and Gergö Fazekas from Major Design.
Friday, May 29 • 12:00 p.m. • Pitch Video Masterclass (40min)
#3 Go Fund Yourself!
Closing a funding round for a tech startup can be complicated and bewildering if you haven’t done it before. Marina Atarova and Paul Dowling will help take the mystery out of the process by providing a workshop based on their experience of helping startups on their DreamStake funding platform, and Hoxtech Angel network.
Friday, May 29 • 1:00 p.m. • Investment Masterclass (60min)
#4 Team & Motivation
The hard thing about hard things – how to attract and motivate people to follow your vision with
Jubin Honarfar and Lena Pösl, WHATCHADO
Friday, May 29 • 2:15 p.m. • HR Masterclass (60min)
#5 How to deal with designers. By a designer.
Are you thinking about investing in the design of your product? This crash course will help you prepare before, manage expectations during, and focus on the outcome after the design process.
Meet Luka Stepan, an educated and renowned Product Designer at the Design Accelerator DsgnFwd, who helps startups transform innovations into great products, user experience, and finally into inspiring brands.