8 episodes

The World of Hardware Startups Podcast provides unique insights into hardware startups seeking to change our lives. We want to know what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and what we can learn from their experiences. Listeners will enjoy tips and recommendations from founders, investors, prototypers, accelerators, and experts. The show is featured by the ANSYS Hardware Startup Program providing Hardware and IOT startups access to the World's leading software simulation tools at http://ansys.startupblink.com/

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The World of Hardware Startups Podcast provides unique insights into hardware startups seeking to change our lives. We want to know what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and what we can learn from their experiences. Listeners will enjoy tips and recommendations from founders, investors, prototypers, accelerators, and experts. The show is featured by the ANSYS Hardware Startup Program providing Hardware and IOT startups access to the World's leading software simulation tools at http://ansys.startupblink.com/

    EP-8: Chat with Claudiu Leverenz from Munevo Drive that enables hands-free control of the wheelchair

    EP-8: Chat with Claudiu Leverenz from Munevo Drive that enables hands-free control of the wheelchair

    Munevo Drive story has started back in 2015 when its founders were still students. After successful completion of a school project, they have received an opportunity to develop it into a life-changing device. In this episode, Claudiu tells us about the milestones they have already achieved and the milestones that are yet to come, including distribution, globalization of the product, and reimbursement. He also shares his inspiration for building a hardware startup and how important it is to be driven by the idea to help people. Besides that, we discuss probably the most undervalued channels for support, universities and governments, and how founders can benefit from collaborating with them. As startup success is highly dependable on the cities’ startup ecosystem, Claudio gives a pitch about Munich’s ecosystem. Listen, enjoy and share it!
    This episode is sponsored by the ANSYS STARTUP PROGRAM that gives startups access to the world’s leading simulation tool and assists in building a virtual prototype. Find out more here: https://ansys.startupblink.com
    Also, join our online community of hardware founders on Telegram: https://t.me/hardwareiot

    • 25 min
    EP-7: Choosing hardware and IoT startup accelerator

    EP-7: Choosing hardware and IoT startup accelerator

    The hype surrounding accelerators is real and following it in this episode sounds like a plan! We talk about some of the best-known accelerator programs on the market and how not to get lost considering numerous offers. For the ones who are not sure where and how to start, this episode might be a great get-go point, as we not only talk about accelerator programs but also give advice on what to turn your attention to when choosing an accelerator program and invite you to consider the steps founder can take before joining one, including finding your own mentor from the industry and attending networking events. So, please, enjoy this extremely informative lecture, share it with your friends and colleagues, and let us know what you think!
    This episode is sponsored by the ANSYS STARTUP PROGRAM that gives startups access to the world’s leading simulation tool and assists in building a virtual prototype. Find out more here: https://ansys.startupblink.com
    Also, join our online community of hardware founders on Telegram: https://t.me/hardwareiot

    • 13 min
    EP-6: Chat with Flavia Wahl from iBreve- wearable that helps to reduce stress

    EP-6: Chat with Flavia Wahl from iBreve- wearable that helps to reduce stress

    Hardware startups never stop surprising! In this episode, we are talking with Flavia who is a founder of iBreve, wearable specifically designed for women to reduce stress by analyzing their breathing patterns. During the interview, Flavia tells how she decided to create a hardware startup and what made her quit the job at Google. We also talk about grants and competitions that can be other ways to generate funding and interest from future investors and clients. In addition, Flavia shares some tips of healthy living and the importance of having work planning.
    This episode is sponsored by the ANSYS STARTUP PROGRAM that gives startups access to the world’s leading simulation tool and assists in building a virtual prototype. Find out more here: https://ansys.startupblink.com
    Feel free to check out our monthly hardware and IoT startup pitching event online here.
    Also, join our online community of hardware founders on Telegram: https://t.me/hardwareiot

    • 19 min
    EP-5: How to pitch your hardware and IoT startup

    EP-5: How to pitch your hardware and IoT startup

    In this episode, we talk about pitching and how to master this skill. Knowing how to present your idea is fundamental for every startup but it is even more important when talking about hardware and IoT startups. During the talk, we share some of the best advice that is coming from years of experience. We discuss why it is important to practice pitch regularly, how to create a concise pitch and project your brand, as well as the importance of numbers. We hope you will find this episode informative and will take some tips for your own pitch.
    This episode is sponsored by the ANSYS STARTUP PROGRAM that gives startups access to the world’s leading simulation tool and assists in building a virtual prototype. Find out more here: https://ansys.startupblink.com
    Feel free to check out our monthly hardware and IoT startup pitching event online here.
    Also, join our online community of hardware founders on Telegram: https://t.me/hardwareiot
     

    • 13 min
    EP-4: Mechanical systems prototyping with Andy Lee from Sienci Labs

    EP-4: Mechanical systems prototyping with Andy Lee from Sienci Labs

    Sienci Labs aims to create low-cost mechanical systems for rapid prototyping tools like CNC machines, 3D printers, and laser cutters accessible for both technical and non-technical makers. In this episode we discuss Sienci Labs origin story that goes back to the study years, as well as their first product of Sienci Mill One and its future, why hardware startups are so challenging, their personal Kickstarter campaign, and what would Andy changed in his path if back then he knew what he does know. He also shares some really interesting insights from his first steps to the entrepreneurship. So, please, enjoy this extremely interesting chat with Andy Lee and be sure to check out their breaking new ground products at sienci.com
    This episode is sponsored by the ANSYS STARTUP PROGRAM that gives startups access to the world’s leading simulation tool and assists in building a virtual prototype. Find out more here: https://ansys.startupblink.com
    Also, join our online community of hardware founders on Telegram: https://t.me/hardwareiot

    • 38 min
    EP-3: Fantastic episode with Zheng Han and Lazar Demin of Onion, makers of the Omega 2 Internet of Things Computer, and the Oboo Smart Clock

    EP-3: Fantastic episode with Zheng Han and Lazar Demin of Onion, makers of the Omega 2 Internet of Things Computer, and the Oboo Smart Clock

    Onion is an exciting startup with a strong team of creators who are working hard to democratize access to IoT devices for all makers. Whether you are a student, startup founder or IoT enthusiast, Onion’s products are a game changer.  On this episode, Lazar, Zheng, and I discuss Onion’s origin story, their successful kickstarter campaign, how to manage business-side pressures while focusing on product engineering, favorite books, and the philosophy of Ned Flanders - yes that is a Simpsons character and the connection is an awesome one! Please Enjoy this highly entertaining chat with Lazar and Zheng and make sure to check out their innovative products at Onion.io.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

Theo Hutchens ,

Great resource for insight into the World of Hardware

Hardware is hard, talking about it is even harder! This podcast does a great job of providing thought provoking insights into the world of hardware and has some great guests!

Rhino169 ,

Ep. 2 Onion episode was really helpful!

I enjoyed this episode very much and was interested in finding out what drove these guys to get where they are in the whole startup process. I love their products as well.

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