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The Hardware Startup: Building Your Product, Business, and Brand

  • Length: 326 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2015-06-21
  • ISBN-10: 1449371035
  • ISBN-13: 9781449371036
  • Sales Rank: #839071 (See Top 100 Books)

Thanks to the decreasing cost of prototyping, it’s more feasible for professional makers and first-time entrepreneurs to launch a hardware startup. But exactly how do you go about it? This book provides the roadmap and best practices you need for turning a product idea into a full-fledged business.

Written by three experts from the field, The Hardware Startup takes you from idea validation to launch, complete with practical strategies for funding, market research, branding, prototyping, manufacturing, and distribution. Two dozen case studies of real-world startups illustrate possible successes and failures at every stage of the process.

  • Validate your idea by learning the needs of potential users
  • Develop branding, marketing, and sales strategies early on
  • Form relationships with the right investment partners
  • Prototype early and often to ensure you’re on the right path
  • Understand processes and pitfalls of manufacturing at scale
  • Jumpstart your business with the help of an accelerator
  • Learn strategies for pricing, marketing, and distribution
  • Be aware of the legal issues your new company may face

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Hardware Startup Landscape
Chapter 2. Idea Validation and Community Engagement
Chapter 3. Knowing Your Market
Chapter 4. Branding
Chapter 5. Prototyping
Chapter 6. Manufacturing
Chapter 7. Acceleration
Chapter 8. Crowdfunding
Chapter 9. Fundraising
Chapter 10. Going to Market
Chapter 11. Legal

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