Hear from an expert who has helped thousands of early stage companies get to market faster. How do teams with a great idea for a new hardware product navigate the challenges of prototyping, sourcing, testing, validation, contract manufacturing, production scaling, and distribution? This presentation aims to capture some of the opportunities and challenges that an entrepreneur will face on a path to success.
- Discover the steps to build a hardware startup
- Discover what its take to bring a new hardware product idea to market
- Discover how to scale from prototype to production
- Discover lessons learned as a hardware startup
Brandon is a 2013 Kauffman Foundation Global Scholar. He is a graduate of the DOE:EERE National Geothermal Academy and holds a MS in finance, an MBA and a BS in Chemical Engineering. Prioritized studies include phycology at National Center for Marine Algae & Microbiota (NCMA) in Maine, real-time automation and controls at National Instruments (NI) in Austin, gas combustion at The John Zink Institute in Tulsa and computer science.<br/><br/>Brandon’s work experience includes industrial downstream and midstream in various capacities, such as technical services, laboratory, blending, logistics, economics & planning and operations. In addition to prior industrial scale experience he has commissioned a 60,000 sq-ft advanced prototyping facility comprised of labs, shops and assembly space. He has working experience taking technologies from lab to market within: product design, experimental design, hydrogen systems, biofuels, bioproducts, process engineering, catalysis, concentrated solar new product R&D with business model validation as well as downstream oil & gas hydrotreating, FCC, reforming, laboratory and economics.