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1. Nick Coronges of R/GA talks their R/GA Accelerator Program and the Future of Wearable Tech

R/GA Ventures helps startups build not just products, but global brands. It was started by R/GA, the world’s most award-winning digital agency that has worked with brands like Google, Nike and Beats by Dre.

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, RGA Accelerator, nick coronges

2. CEO of Giroptic Talks Their Kickstarter Campaign, Local Manufacturing and How to Get Press

Giroptic are the makers of the 360cam, which delivers real time streaming video over WiFi, recorded video, and still photos in the palm of your hand. After shipping over 3,000 of their 1st gen camera, they launched their second...

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, giroptic, Richard Ollier

3. Alice Taylor of Makie Lab on the Future of 3D Printing and Hardware

Makielab is a games and toys company developing customized 3D printed games and toys. Makielab produces Makies, which are 3D custom 3D-printed dolls. The Makies brand was founded to help encourage creativity and self-expression.

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, Makielab, alice taylor

4. The CEO WigWag on How to Make the Internet of Things More Mainstream

WigWag lets you build intelligent environments anywhere with Internet-connected sensors and devices by letting you graphically write rules. WigWag launched on Kickstarter, raising over $450,000.

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, wigwag, Ed Hemphill

5. The CEO of Red Clay Designs on How Her Company is Helping Entrepreneurs Make Products...

Red Clay is a platform that connects brands to freelance designers to bring physical products to market. The company works with many of the world’s largest retailers, brands, and cutting edge startups.

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, Red Clay Designs, abigail kiefer

6. The Co-Founder of Buildit on why Estonia is the perfect place to build your hardware...

Buildit Hardware Accelerator is a young, Estonian accelerator focusing only on the business of building, selling, and investing in hardware, and has just graduated its first round of entrepreneurs.

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, Buildit Hardware Accelerator, Buildit, aleksander tonnisson

7. The Founder of Vanhawks on How They’re Looking to Turn into the Next Google

Vanhawks are the makers of Valour, the first ever connected carbon fibre bicycle. The company launched on Kickstarter, where they raised over $800,000 from more than 800 backers. We sat down with Founder and COO Ali Zahid to...

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, vanhawks, Ali Zahid

8. The CEO of Athos on the Importance of Hiring Passionate People

Athos is the maker of smart workout clothing that can track muscle effort, heart rate, breathing levels, and more. The company is looking to bring excercise technology that was previously only available to professional athletes...

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, athos, Dhananja Jayalath

9. The CEO of Robot Turtles on launching the most-backed board game in Kickstarter history.

Robot Turtles is a board game that teaches programming to kids. The game was created as a side project by Dan Shapiro and launched on Kickstarter in hopes of raising $25,000. The game ended up raising over $600,000 on Kickstarter.

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, Dan Shapiro, robot turtles

10. John Dimatos of Kickstarter on the Secrets Behind Launching a Successful Campaign

Kickstarter is the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, with over $1 billion raised for over 71,000 projects. The New York based company has helped the new wave of hardware companies like Pebble launch their products to the...

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, kickstarter, john dimatos

11. The Founder of 8-Bit Lit Discusses the Three Success Points to Any Good Crowdfunding...

8-Bit Lit are the makers of The Question Block Lamp, the interactive lamp for geek, gamer, and child. After coming up with the 1st version of The Question Block Lamp, the founders decided to take their efforts to Etsy then to...

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, 8-bit lit, ADAM ELLSWORTH

12. The CEO of Skylock on the Highs and Lows of Entrepreneurship

Skylock is a connected bike lock made by Velo Labs. The company launched their crowdfunding campaign on their site and have become the the biggest crowdfunded bike lock in history. We sat down with Co-Founder Jack Al-Kahwati to...

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, skylock, Jack Al-Kahwati

13. The CEO of Skully Helmets on the Fateful Dream that led to Starting his Company

Skully is making the road safer for anyone riding a motorcycle: with a heads-up display, rearview camera and GPS navigation, the helmet-maker’s goal is to minimize distractions and keep the rider’s attention on the road.

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, BIKES, motorcycle, skully

14. The Founder of Cuff on the Future of Wearables and Her Unlikely Journey into...

Cuff is smart jewelry that’s both beautiful and serves as an alert system for family and friends. The company launched their line in February of this year and has plans to expand their line even further. We sat down with...

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, cuff, jewelry, deepa sood

15. The Founder of MaKey MaKey on How to Get Started with Even the Craziest of Ideas

Makey Makey was started with the dream that everyone is an inventor. The concept was invented by two MIT Media Lab students and launched on Kickstarter in 2012. It went on to raise over $500,000 from more than 11,000 backers.

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, makey makey, jay silver

16. Sam Wurzel to Talk About Risk in Entrepreneurship and What’s Up Next for Disruption...

Octopart is a search engine for electronic parts. The company was started in 2006 and has grown with the mission to open up access to part data for design, sourcing, and manufacturing. We sat down with co-founder Sam Wurzel to...

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, octopart, sam wurzel

17. The Co-Founder of Bellabeat on People’s Emotional Connection to their Health

Bellabeat allows parents to listen to their unborn child’s heartbeat and bring the quantified self to pregnancy. The company launched their first product earlier this year and raised a seed round of $4.5 million.

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, bellabeat, urska srsen

18. Helen Papagiannis on Augmented Reality and How It’s Going to Shape our Future

Helen Papagiannis is an augmented reality specialist who has been in the field for nearly ten years. She’s currently working on a book, The 40 Ideas That Will Change Reality. We sat down with Helen to discuss her book.

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, Helen Papagiannis

19. TechShop is Member-based Hardware Workshops that Gives Makers Access to Tools, Software...

TechShop is member-based hardware workshops that gives makers access to tools, software and space to make their own projects. The company was founded in 2006 and now has 8 locations.

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, techshop, mark hatch

20. Peter Bihr of The Waving Cat on Why Now is the Most Exciting Time to be a Hardware...

Peter Bihr explores how emerging technologies change the world we live in, and helps spread the insights of innovators through strategy advisory and conferences like ThingsCon, NEXT Berlin and UIKonf.

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, peter bihr, waving cat

21. Carl Bass of Autodesk on their Transition from Being a Software Company into Making...

Autodesk makes 3D design and engineering software. After selling a company to Autodesk, leaving, then selling another company to Autodesk, Carl Bass became their CEO. We sat down with Carl to discuss the Maker movement, and...

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, carl bass, autodesk

22. Maker’s Row is Online Marketplace that Connects Entrepreneurs with American...

Maker’s Row is online marketplace that connects entrepreneurs with American Manufacturers. The company was started when Tanya Menendez and her co-founder Matthew Burnett discovered just how difficult it was to find...

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, maker's row

23. Christina Mercando of Ringly on How She’s Making Beautiful Technology that Connects...

Ringly is a New York City-based company that creates smart jewelry and accessories. Their first product is a ring that connects to your phone and sends you notifications on the things that matter most to you.

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, ringly, Christina Mercando

24. The CEO of Wearable World on How Empathetic Entrepreneurs are the Key to Successful...

Wearable World is a media and ventures company focused on Wearables and the Internet of Things. Through incubator and accelerator programs, Wearable World is a catalyst for future Wearable Technology innovation.

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, wearable world, redg snodgrass

25. is a Hardware Marketing Studio and Seed Investment Fund. is a hardware marketing studio and seed investment fund that has launched companies like Tile,Ringly, gotenna, and Coin, all of which have become some of the most successful hardware pre-sales campaigns of all time.

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, wareness

26. The CEO of Everpurse on How Her Product is Empowering Women

Everpurse is a purse that allows you to charge your phone simply by placing it inside. This allows you to continue on with your life without fear of your phone dying. The company was Co-Founded by Liz Salcedo

Tags: shoplocket, everpurse, blueprint, Liz Salcedo

27. Zach Kaplan of Inventables

Inventables is a hardware store for designers. The company is attempting to bring manufacturing from the factory to the desktop, making it as accessible as desktop publishing. It was started in 2002 by Zach Kaplan after he sold...

Tags: shoplocket, blueprint, Zach Kaplan, Inventables

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