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Hardware NPI SV Meetup – Andre Walker: The Nevro Story

April 17, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Andre Walker is a founder and Sr. VP at Nevro, a company developing a revolutionary implantable Neuro-stimulation system for treating chronic pain.

Andre has been fascinated with electrical devices from an early age and has developed many implantable systems like pacemakers, defibrillators and Neuro-stimulators to treat people in need.

Nevro was founded in 2007 and received CE mark to commercialize their product in Europe in 2010. The company is seeking US FDA approval at the moment.

The system comprises of an implantable electrical stimulator and electrodes. The patient also has a remote control and a transcutaneous battery charger.

Key Milestones:

2007: Company founded with a $5 million seed round.
2010: Company receives CE mark and starts commercialization
2012: Company ships more than 1000 units
2014: Company is running an clinical study to support US FDA approval

Andre will share his experiences with:

  • Funding
  • Product Development
  • Product Assembly and Test
  • Lessons Learned
  • Future Plans
  • Q&A


  • 6:00 – 6:45 pm – Networking and Food
  • 6:45 – 7:15 pm – The Nevro Story
  • 7:15 – 7:30 pm – Tour of Hunter Technologies
  • 7:30 – 8:00 pm – Networking and Close

About Hardware NPI SV

Hardware NPI SV’s goal to bring the Silicon Valley hardware development community together, raise awareness about Silicon Valley hardware product development and manufacturing, and highlight the latest trends and resources.


April 17, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm