Like hardware? Fancy digital tools around the house? Do you have a remote that turns on the oven, starts your bubble bath, and adjusts your air conditioning? You may want to meander to the BMW i Ventures space, our current home,, pander to your stomach’s needs with some free pizza, and gander at the owners of hardware-centric startup companies that are making strides in simplifying your living spaces.
The three featured speakers all provide varying services. First, Alex Hawkinson discusses his company, Smart Things, which are home security devices controlled by a digital hub. They’ve raised a $3 million seed round of investments, so you may also learn a thing or two about raising funds for a startup.
Next, Britta Riley presents WindowFarm, a product that assists urban farmers in producing fresh foods within their city tenements. In tandem with the physical product, Britta has also assisted in building an online community of over 40,000 people worldwide, collaboratively helping one another with the improvement of their Windowfarms.
Lastly, James Wolff will impress the audience with details on his company DSHAPE, on the largest 3D concrete printer in the world. This printer boasts a speed that’s “four times faster” than prior building tactics. A prototyper’s dream.
Following the speakers, the remainder of time will be utilized for networking. Whether you digitally connect with your face buried within tweets or go the analogue route, actually meeting human beings face-to-face, is up to you.
If you’re a hardwarian, or tech buff, please register here.
A digitally minded Tim “The Toolman” Taylor would give a proud grunt.