With SXSW V2V only 5 weeks away, things are started to get busy!
First, this Friday is the last day to register at a 15% discount. So what are you waiting for? Registration details can be found here.
Next, the schedule is now up and we’ve been spending our days and nights perusing it trying to find the most interesting sessions to attend. Of special interest are the 20/20 Vision sessions, which provide:
“intense 20-minute presentations from established business and entrepreneurial voices, as well as up-and-coming creative visionaries. Located in one room, and spanning the length of the conference, this shorter format will allow audiences to experience a wide range of differing viewpoints and ideas from the people who are shaping the future. “
We will be sharing our thoughts on the most intriguing sessions that we don’t want to miss in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. In the meantime, here is one of our early favorites:
Dreaming Up Hardware: Making Your Vision a Collaborative Reality
Monday, August 12
10:15AM – 11:15AM
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Belmont Ballroom 1
You have a great idea for hardware and turn to the crowd to help make it come true. But product launches via crowdfunding have taken heat for extreme delays in production due to scope, funding, or a lack of industry knowledge of the complexities of product development. What are the three hardware project types? Is crowdfunding a technically complex product really viable? Where does building “something cool” and building a business fit in with what the backers really want? A designer, an engineer and a hardware startup founder explore what it takes to design and manufacture a great hardware product that can please both backers and creators.
We fell in love with the title of this session before we discovered the panel including longtime Baby! friend John “J-Ro” Rodriguez. This promises to be an exciting and educational session.
Beers afterward J-Ro?