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Over Saturday and Sunday, teams design and develop business plans while constantly streamlining their startup vision. On Sunday evening, teams demo their prototypes, listen to judges’ feedback and win prizes. Hosted by PCH, the San Francisco Maker Startup Weekend will be dedicated to makers and hardware.
We expect to have around 40 ideas pitched and around 10 ideas finally being taken forward over the weekend. We will provide hardware, prototyping facilities and tool kits to get the participants started. If you are a maker, hacker, a designer, or just interested in hardware, come to SF Maker Weekend to make connected devices, wearables, internet of things or just plain old fashioned pure hardware products!
Speakers include Andre Yousefi, Co-founder at Lime-Lab and Vijay Chattha, Founder at VSC and Wareness.io. Judges of the hackathon include Renee diResta, Prinicipal at O’Rielly AlphaTech Ventures; Kurt Dammermann, Co-founder at Lime-Lab; David Merrill, Co-founder at Sifteo; Brady Forrest, VP at Highway1; Abigail Kiefer, Founder at Red Clay.
The team of coaches includes Kate Drane, Hardware Lead at Indiegogo; Mark White, Director of Sales at American Standard Circuits, Inc.; Marcus Gosling, VP at PCH Accelerator; Jeff Beene, Senior Industrial Designer at Samsung UXCA; Rachel Kalmer, Data Scientist at Misfit Wearables, and many more.