Hardware startups leveled off in 2014 after sharp increases the previous two years, but theres no sign that IoT products have lost their luster, given their momentum in key economic sectors from health and energy to agriculture and financial services. In our biannual report, Hardware by the Numbers: Summer 2015, youll learn the most pertinent data behind the latest IoT trends.
Renee DiResta, Vice President of Business Development at Haven, not only reveals how many prominent accelerators around the world focus solely on hardwareand why startups participating in these programs are roughly split between B2B and B2C business modelsbut also examines the effect this emerging ecosystem is having in several industries, including:
What avoidable problem destroys more young startups than any other?
Why is it a mistake to ask for introductions to investors?When do you play the CEO card?Should you sell out?
Author and four-time founder/CEO Dan Shapiro tells the stories of dozens of startups whose companies lived and died by the advice in these pages. From inception to destruction and triumph to despair, this roller-coaster read takes aspiring entrepreneurs from the highs of billion-dollar payouts and market-smashing success to the depths of impostor syndrome and bankruptcy.
Hello, Startup is a practical, how-to guide that consists of three parts: Products, Technologies, and Teams. Although at its core, this is a book for programmers, by programmers, only Part II (Technologies) is significantly technical, while the rest should be accessible to technical and non-technical audiences alike.
If youre at all interested in startupswhether youre a programmer at the beginning of your career, a seasoned developer bored with large company politics, or a manager looking to motivate your engineersthis book is for you.