Remember when eating bugs still had some shock value? “We’ve come a long way in just the past three years, now everybody has heard about the topic of eating insects,” says Katharina Unger, the founder of Hong Kong-based startup Livin Farms.
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The first startup accelerator to focus on hardware formerly called Haxlr8r, now simply Hax, debuted its latest class of graduates this week.
Thirteen Startups That Solve Hard Problems Unveiled New Hardware Products during HAX Accelerator Demo Day in San Francisco.
Tall and skinny, with round blinking eyes designed to make it seem friendly, Tally is a new kind of retail worker. It is an inventory-tracking robot, able to tell when a store shelf is running low on tomato soup, or if a rogue can of tuna has ended up in the wrong spot.
Voltera, a local startup that’s created a special 3D printer for quickly making circuit boards, has won the top international prize of $54,000 in the James Dyson Award.
How one startup found a new way to build earphones, drawing inspiration from audiology, Japanese music experts, and sex toys.
Backed by smart money, mentors and the state, China’s aspiring tech entrepreneurs are channelling their inner Jack Ma.
Korea’s startup scene threw an extravaganza of a demo day in Seoul on Wednesday after 40 startups spent a month of training for the pitchoff.
Preemadonna just unveiled the Lacey Nailbot, a nail decorating robot, at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015. The Lacey, which will retail for $199, uses your smartphone’s back camera and prints full color art on nails in just a few seconds.
Manufacturing is one of the final obstacles for hardware startups and it can be a rage-inducing affair. Flaky suppliers, the belated realization that crucial parts aren’t easily made or found, and the huge cost of a defective product run could spell the end of a small, pre-revenue company.
In the last few years, hardware startup activity in Shenzhen has increased dramatically. It is now comparable to the software innovation system in Silicon Valley.
The founder of Ouro_botics, Jemma Redmond, was working on her masters thesis about four years ago – a tome entitled An Investigation into Osteoblast Adhesion — when she discovered bioprinting. In Dublin, around her kitchen table, her company came to fruition.
China’s devalued currency isn’t fazing tech’s hardware startups. “It means nothing.”
A ‘French revolution’ is going on in Shenzhen, thanks to Cyril Ebersweiler and his company, HAX, which helps start-up businesses speed products to market. He spoke to ZEN SOO
Shenzhen, China (CNN) – Soon after computer engineer Terry Ouyang finished university, he found there was plenty of work with industry behemoths such as IBM. But it wasn’t long before he ditched the corporate ladder to make hardware on his own terms.
Reuters did a feature on Haxlr8r with a brief explanation of the lean hardware start-up method.
When a university cut the funding for her 3D bio-printing project, researcher Jemma Redmond gave her school the finger…literally. Now she’s leading a startup called Ourobotics that is paving the way for the printed delivery of fully-formed human-tissue digits and a whole lot more.
A bunch of great hardware projects on Kickstarter right now have one thing in common: they all came out of the startup accelerator HAX. The folks at HAX (formerly Haxlr8r) invite promising teams with working prototypes to come to Shenzhen, China, for four months.
Even though venture capitalists put more money into hardware startups last year than ever before–$2.56 billion according to Dow Jones Venture Source data–these companies still face a steep challenge getting from prototype to full-blown production, says hardware investor Benjamin Joffe, a partner at the San Francisco- and Shenzen-based HAX accelerator.
HAXLR8R, the Shenzhen, China and San Francisco hardware accelerator that works with startups to teach them how to manufacture their own products, has changed its name to the friendlier HAX Accelerator as of this Monday. It also now has up to $300,000 to offer participants in its program, up from $100,000, according to Benjamin Joffe, […]