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SV Hardware Startup-to-Scale – Whistle Labs Case Study: From Idea to Scale
October 14, 2014 @ 6:15 pm - 8:45 pm
During this Meetup, Ben Jacobs, the co-founder and CEO of Whistle Labs will share his experiences working with Mark Medlen, COO of Riverwood Solutions, and bring a product from drawing board to off-shore mass production.
What happens after the functional prototypes? How did they convert proto’s into manufacturable products? Recruit and build a team? Select supply chain and outside resources?
Whistle Labs is a company set on developing a system of smart products for owners and vets—a system that grows with every owner that joins in, has the power to enrich each pet-owner relationship, and carries the potential to add years to every pets’ lives.
6:15 – 7:00pm – Networking and food
7:00 – 7:45pm – From Prototype to Scale – Whistle Labs
7:45- 8:00pm – Tour of TechShop
8:00 – 8:30pm – Networking and close
Learn How Whistle:
- Built their Team
- Optimized Resources (internal vs. external)
- Expanded Retail Channels
- Developed Supply Chain and Manufacturing
- Scaled Production
**Note: Product demonstration will be available after the talk