Kickstarter gives startups the tools to help prevent hardware flops

Kickstarter announced the launch of a new program today, called Hardware Studio, thatís designed to help startups navigate the dizzying world of manufacturing. The studio is the result of a partnership with two consulting firms: Avnet, a large electronic components distributor, and Dragon Innovation, a tech distributor with expertise in crowdfunding. The Hardware Studio wonít do everything for startups, but itíll serve as a jumping off point for DIY creators who have an idea for a product but no clue where to start with manufacturing. The program has two components: education and connection. Educating creators comes in the form of the Hardware Studio Toolkit, a new community site thatíll host tutorials, webinars, and tools from Avnet... Continue reading…

Kickstarter gives startups the tools to help prevent hardware flops

Turning a product idea into a real, finished piece of hardware takes a great deal of hard work -- just ask the folks behind the Zano mini-drone. A few years ago, an independent study ...

Thu 18 May 17 from Engadget

Kickstarter launches tools for creators, because hardware is hard

 Kickstarter and its crowdfunding brethren have played a pivot role in the hardware revolution of the past decade. But even now that developers have a wide range of democratizing tools ...

Thu 18 May 17 from TechCrunch

Kickstarter's new program will help creators craft a manufacturing plan

Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter – or perhaps more accurately, the creators that receive funding from backers – are often criticized for their inability to get promised products ...

Thu 18 May 17 from Techspot

Kickstarter is launching in Japan later this year

Over the course of its eight years of existence, Kickstarter has become a crowdfunding juggernaut, synonymous with ambitious (and occasionally unrealistic) campaigns to bring new ...

Wed 17 May 17 from The Verge

Kickstarter Wants To Help Gadget Crowdfunders Keep Their Promises

Some people with nifty ideas are unprepared to bring them to market on time and within budget. But a little advice from experts might make a big difference. Well over a year ago, I backed a ...

Thu 18 May 17 from Fastcompany Tech

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