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SX Create: Experts Discuss How to Start Building a Hardware Business at SXSW

Digi International
March 17, 2015
SX Create is doing amazing work in Austin by fostering a community of makers, hackers, and DIYers. Just this last weekend, SX Create held a number of talks and meetups covering everything from 3D printing, to drones, to biohacking. Digis very own Chief Innovator, Rob Faludi, was fortunate enough to participate in the festivities by sharing the stage with the likes of Sparkfuns CEO Nathan Seidle and Silicon Labs Peter Vancorenland.
The event, "Making to Manufacturing", brought together tech experts to share their triumphs and failures and offer words of wisdom to fellow makers. They focused on common hurdles entrepreneurs must overcome while taking their hardware creation to production. The conversation revolved around answering questions like the best way to prototype, what tools to use, and even how to select partners and where to manufacture. Everything from how to handle QA, to pricing, to developing a sales team was covered.
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Closing
With over 145 attendees, it was standing room only and was the most attended event at SX Create! Special thanks to Silicon Labs for hosting the event and gathering a great cast of speakers.