The Hardware Startup
Building Your Product, Business, and Brand
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: May 2015
Pages: 326

Hardware startups leveled off in 2014 after sharp increases the previous two years, but there’s no sign that IoT products have lost their luster, given their momentum in key economic sectors from health and energy to agriculture and financial services. In our biannual report, Hardware by the Numbers: Summer 2015, you’ll learn the most pertinent data behind the latest IoT trends.

Renee DiResta, Vice President of Business Development at Haven, not only reveals how many prominent accelerators around the world focus solely on hardware—and why startups participating in these programs are roughly split between B2B and B2C business models—but also examines the effect this emerging ecosystem is having in several industries, including:

  • Health: wearables constitute the majority of connected devices
  • Energy: "smart grids" continue to drive IoT adoption
  • Financial services/insurance: sensors help this industry move from actuarial tables to behavioral and usage data
  • Agriculture: conservation of resources and maximization of yield are at the forefront of IoT innovation
  • Logistics and Transportation: startups are making inroads with GPS, routing optimization tools, and more
  • Public sector: governments are moving down the path to instrumented cities

Download this free report and discover the opportunities awaiting hardware and software entrepreneurs in the IoT space.

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A must-read for every hardware startup founder

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    With The Hardware Startup, the authors have delivered the ultimate guide for hardware startup founders and everyone else who's active in the hardware startup ecosystem.

    If your work focuses on connected devices, internet of things (IoT), or wearable tech; if you're a startup founder, a VC, a designer, a consultant, or a maker turning your hobby into a profession - then this book is for you.

    The authors are extremely knowledgeable, and active member of this industry & community. The insights and hands-on advice they share is invaluable. Highly recommended!

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    A Hardware Startup must-have guidebook

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      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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          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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