Announcing GENERATOR v1.2 Mar 24

YES! GENERATOR is back with a second edition which will be better, bigger and… bigger.

Hardware is the new software, great. But how can you build a hardware startup fast and cheap?

GENERATOR is a half-day event to learn about the new trend of “Lean Hardware” from startups who have done it successfully...

HAXLR8R launches Hardware News Dec 28

Hardware News is a social news website that caters to hardware hackers and entrepreneurs, delivering content related to all things hardware. Yes, it was about time. Run to for a beta preview!

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So what’s going on there? Well, a shit ton:

- News curated by HAXLR8R to bring you the...

LAUNCH Festival, Hardware Feast Dec 19

While it’s fun to hang out at CES, there is still no decent place to watch new product launches in front of a huge audience for hardware products. The LAUNCH festival has been good to a few of us, including Space Monkey and Boxbee. Not surprising that hardware steals the show sometimes!

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Hua Qiang Bei Map for Makers Dec 4

The Hua Qiang Bei district is named after the historical building situated… in the North of the Hua Qiang Lu. Since its inception, the area became the mecca of electronics and the size of it is mind boggling. So much so that we have to rely on people’s brains to tell you where things are at in this...

Making hardware that enhances what it means to be human Dec 4

This was the commencement speech of HAXLR8R S3 Demo Day, by Sean O'Sullivan, co-founder at HAXLR8R (amongst other things!)

So, 10 years ago today I was living in Iraq. for a few years, I started and ran a humanitarian organization there called JumpStart after the American-led invasion. In late 2004...

The Lean Hardware Startup: Financing Dec 3

This is an excerpt of the article written by the founder of HAXLR8R, view the full version on Techcrunch.

We can differentiate several steps in the life of a hardware startup: concept, minimum functional prototype (MFP), complete functional prototype (CFP), design for manufacture (DFM), first factory...

The Lean Hardware Startup: From Prototype to Production Dec 1

This is an excerpt of the article written by the founder of HAXLR8R, view the full version on Techcrunch.

If the printing press was about “anyone can read,” the web about “anyone can write,” the hardware ecosystem changed enough to say today “anyone can build.” This idea – that anyone can build...

HAXLR8R by the numbers Nov 27

With the launch of another group of 10 hardware startups, it’s time to get a bird’s eye view of what HAXLR8R is about through this infographic! Enjoy. And apply.