What's Going on in the ROBOT Startup Community
Robot teams wanted for the Google Developers Group HACKATHON - send us your idea for an android/robot hack and win free tickets to the Google I/O afterhack on Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1. Plus you can join the pitch event on Thursday night right in the middle of Google I/O. Not only are we giving away free tickets, but Elad Inbar will be running a code lab for android (and other) robot apps.
Register for Google I/O afterhack here.
OR apply for free tickets by entering a team/idea here.
Finally, we want to feature your startup on the new (coming soon) Robot Launchpad website. Email me OR here's a form to fill in! (Thanks Saurabh for taking time to create it!)
The second part of the form helps us find out how many people would like Robot Launchpad to provide workspace or other facilities. If you ask for it, we might get it. We're kind of magic that way.
June 15-16 | all day | South San Francisco Conference Center
StartUp Science is an event, business plan competition, innovation challenge series, and mentorship network designed to catalyze the formation of teams, projects, and companies focused on positively transforming the infrastructure of modern science.
Crowdfunding: Disrupting Traditional Funding Models
Tuesday June 19 | 6pm | Stanford University
Now that the JOBS Act lets startups exchange Equity-for-Cash up to $1M per year, implementation will prove interesting. Crowdfunding has vined its way through informal social networking sites, and these continue to fuel the rapid growth of this new economic engine. Will crowdfunding consume or complement existing capitalist models?
Berkeley Hardware Startup Meetup
Thursday June 21 | 6pm | Swerve
"We've got great people coming, wonderful electronic music, some great presenters, and a view of Swerve's robotic manufacturing -all mixed with beer and food, what could be better.."
Homebrew Robot Potluck with Robot Launch Pad
Wednesday, June 27 @7pm | Blaze cafe, Google
Homebrew Robotics Club invite Robot Launch Pad to join the end of year robot potluck! Bring your robots and let's party. This is also the SF Bay Area Robotics Meetup - RSVP HERE - for the party of the year!
Google I/O afterhack Pitch Night
Thursday June 28 | pm | to be added
GTUGsf is proud to announce #iohack, The After-I/O Hackathon hosted at Mashery in Downtown SF! This is a Pizza Free Hackathon!
Compete for over $3,800 in cash, and other cool prizes! You can win free tickets to the Hackathon for robot startups!
Google I/O afterhack Hackathon
Sat/Sun June 30/July 1 | all day | to be added
GTUGsf is proud to announce #iohack, The After-I/O Hackathon hosted at Mashery in Downtown SF! Compete for over $3,800 in cash, and other cool prizes! Code Lab Schedule Announced Soon - but includes a robot track!
Robot Startup 101 series
starting on demand| online & tba
4-6 week workshop on need finding, MVP, building business model and pitch. Details to be finalized but we'll be offering 2 hour online workshops in day or evening, a condensed version and face-to-face. The idea is workshopping your idea so groups will be very small. Final session will be pitching to 3 angel investors/VCs for feedback.