The Hardware Startup
Building Your Product, Business, and Brand
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: May 2014
Pages: 200

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With the decreasing cost of prototyping, it’s now more feasible for professional Makers and first-time entrepreneurs to develop a hardware startup. But how exactly 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.

Featuring real-world case studies with experts from the field—from pre-prototype to shipping, and business idea to incorporated company—this book illustrates successes and failures at every stage of a hardware startup. There are plenty of resources to help you build a software startup, but the same ecosystem doesn’t yet exist for starting a hardware company. The Hardware Startup provides the answers you need to get going.

  • Delve into the manufacturing process, from pre-prototype to model to a device that’s ready to ship
  • Use incubators and accelerator programs to help get your business off the ground
  • Learn fundraising methods, from crowdfunding a product or business to growing a network of angel investors or venture capitalists
  • Understand relevant legal issues, including manufacturing and liability concerns, incorporation, and creating a corporate structure
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A Hardware Startup must-have guidebook

By Luka Mali

from Ljubljana, Slovenia

About Me Developer, Educator, Engineer, Founder, Hardware Developer, Maker, Startup Founder

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    Comments about oreilly The Hardware Startup:

    Very well-written and comprehensive reference book for the hardware startups. I can't wait for the next chapter to be released.

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    Amazing source of knowledge.

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        Very well written, fine structured, perfectly covers the topic. Ideal source to learn a lot. Highly recommended! My personal favourites are the real world use cases!

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