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Spark

Spark

HAXLR8R S3-2013

Spark is Heroku for hardware. We provide an easy-to-use platform for connected hardware that makes building WiFi-connected products dead simple.

We have two products:

The Spark Core is an open source development kit that adds Wi-Fi to any electronic product, and will be launched on Kickstarter in early may for $39.

The Spark Cloud is the mothership that the Core and other Spark-powered products communicate with. The Spark Cloud provides a secure, reliable infrastructure for connected products...

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Babybe

Babybe

HAXLR8R S2-2013

A bionic baby mattress that sends bio-signals of mothers to their premature babies when they are isolated in an incubator; helping to improve their development and health. See BabyBe’s campaign on Indiegogo, for more information visit www.babybe.org

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Nomiku

Nomiku

HAXLR8R S1-2012

Food lovers no longer have to salivate in vain at the delicious foods their favorite chefs make in immersion circulators for sous vide cooking. Now you can make 72 hour sweet and sticky ribs and Heston Blumenthal’s scrambled eggs conveniently in your own kitchen.

Nomiku is one of the fastest project on Kickstarter to raise $100,000 and now ready to deliver its beautiful product to the world.

But don’t take our word for it… See it in action!

Plunge into Nomiku’s world:

Featured in many...

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Darma

Darma

HAXLR8R S4-2014

Darma is the world’s first “inactivity tracker” - a non-invasive smart cushion to monitor your sitting habits and improve your physical and mental health. Darma uses novel sensor technology and algorithms to offer actionable guidance to improve posture, balance sitting time and reduce stress. Darma gives you more than data. It learns your sitting habits to present you with actionable coaching, from stand up reminders, to posture advice, to tailored stretching guidance. Darma communicates all of...

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Palette

Palette

HAXLR8R S2-2013

A freeform hardware interface that offers consumers hands-on control of their favorite software. Palette assembles a physical user interface to any software by connecting elements like buttons, knobs and sliders. Initially targeting image editors, it is expanding to musicians and many other applications, and replaces the traditional mouse and keyboard. Palette is launching on Kickstarter for more information visit http://paletteui.com

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Sean O'Sullivan

Sean O'Sullivan

Creator of Things

Sean O’Sullivan has been described as an engineer, musician, computer programmer, a humanitarian worker, a war photographer, a cinematographer, stock analyst, freelance photojournalist, a venture capitalist and writer.

As Managing Director of SOSventures, Sean has invested in over 100 companies, six of which became public companies or divisions of public companies listed on the Nasdaq or NYSE. Most recently, Sean co-founded Carma, a 50-person operation in Cork, Ireland that provides real-time...

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Bunnie Huang

Bunnie Huang

Bunnie Studios

Bunnie loves hardware. 

He loves to make it, he loves to break it; he loves the smell of it. 

As a youth, he expressed his passion for hardware by taking apart everything, much to his parent’s chagrin. He eventually went on to earn a PhD from MIT in EE in 2002. 

Around the same time, bunnie reverse engineered the original Microsoft Xbox console, revealing a secret key that enabled users to load their own code onto the console. He documented his experiences in a book, “Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction...

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Mitch Altman

Mitch Altman

Hacker

Mitch Altman is a San Francisco-based hacker and inventor, best known for inventing TV-B-Gone remote controls, a keychain that turns off TVs in public places, he also co-founding 3ware (a Silicon Valley RAID controller company), did pioneering work in Virtual Reality at VPL Research, and created the Brain Machine, one of MAKE Magazine’s most popular DIY projects.

He contributes to MAKE Magazine, and for the last several years has been leading workshops around the world, teaching people to make...

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Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Bushnell

Brainrush

Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur and scientist. Often cited as the father of the video game industry, he is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theater. Mr. Bushnell is passionate about enhancing and improving the educational process by integrating the latest in brain science, and truly enjoys motivating and inspiring others with his views on entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and education. 

Over the past four decades, Bushnell...

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Cyril Ebersweiler

Cyril Ebersweiler

Visionary Punk

Cyril is a venture partner at SOSventures and the founder of AXLR8R. He built and run the first mentorship-driven seed funding program in China, Chinaccelerator, home of the Techcrunch Disrupt winner Orderwithme. He also founded HAXLR8R, an accelerator for hardware-related startups based in Shenzhen and the Bay (if you are reading this here, yeah it’s me who will kick your ass hard every single day).

He is mentoring at Techstars, 500startups, OnLab and East Ventures Alpha, an advisor to the Global...

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Zach Hoeken Smith

Zach Hoeken Smith

Self Replicator

Zach Hoeken likes to dream big, fail big, and win big. His true passion in life is acting as a catalyst and helping others do amazing things.

Whether it is creating open source micro controllers, robot controller software, object sharing websites, or 3D printers there is one central purpose: to help other people help themselves create an awesome world to live in. That’s why he built Makerbot.

He hopes that someday we can create a world that surpasses even the wildest futures portrayed in science...

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SOSventures

SOSventures

SOSventures is a venture capital and investment management firm that provides seed, venture and growth stage funding to startup companies.

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Autodesk

Autodesk

Autodesk is a world leader in 3D design software for entertainment, natural resources, manufacturing, engineering, construction, and civil infrastructure.

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Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services offers reliable, scalable, and inexpensive cloud computing services. And some more!

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OpenLanguage

OpenLanguage

Learn a new language on your tablet, smart phone (iOS & Android) or computer. 3000+ lessons. 300000+ students.

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Upverter

Upverter

Upverter makes the peer review process a collaborative action. Use the power of teamwork to catch more errors early and reduce the number of costly boards.

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Grabcad

Grabcad

GrabCAD Workbench. The fast, easy way to manage and share CAD files without PDM cost and hassle.

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