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A community dedicated to helping the growth of hardware startups

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#announcements

Announcements and important information.
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#0_introductions

Use `@slackbot: invite` to get invite link -- Tell us your story. We welcome everyone from all walks of life.
Tell us your story. We welcome everyone from all walks of life.
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#1_idea_and_validation

Brainstorming ideas, quick idea sanity checks, discussion of validation methods and strategies
Brainstorming ideas, quick idea sanity checks, discussion of validation methods and strategies
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#2_partners_and_staff

For people looking for partners, staff, or a way to fill in any holes your business might have, or to discuss strategies forming a team.
For people looking for partners, staff, or a way to fill in any holes your business might have, or to discuss strategies forming a team
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#3_plan_and_marketing

Pre-prototype discussion on tool-chain, product life-cycle, timeline, marketing (traditional and online), business models, pricing, promotions, etc.
Pre-prototype discussion on tool-chain, product life-cycle, timeline, marketing (traditional and online), business models, pricing, promotions, etc.
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#4_research_and_design

Actual discussion about research you've done on your product, finding second opinions on your design, how to implement a specific part of your product.
Actual discussion about research you've done on your product, finding second opinions on your design, how to implement a specific part of your product
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#5_prototyping

Discussion on ways to take your beta design and getting some sort of working MVP, whether you do it yourself or working with contractor.
Discussion on ways to take your beta design and getting some sort of working MVP, whether you do it yourself or working with contractor
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#6_manufacturing

Anything to do with mass-producing your design, where to find manufacturers, recommendation on good manufacturers, industry standards on what to pass over to factory and tips on how to smooth out process and avoid hurdles.
Anything to do with mass-producing your design, where to find manufacturers, recommendation on good manufacturers, industry standards on what to pass over to factory and tips on how to smooth out process and avoid hurdles
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#7_distribution

Discussion on how to get your inventory into the hands of your customer in a cost- and time-efficient manner. Can also discuss packaging strategies i.e. branding vs brown cardboard box.
Discussion on how to get your inventory into the hands of your customer in a cost- and time-efficient manner. Can also discuss packaging strategies i.e. branding vs brown cardboard box
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#random

Anything and everything
A place for non-work-related flimflam, faffing, hodge-podge or jibber-jabber you'd prefer to keep out of more focused work-related channels.

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