Dragon Innovation, Inc. Unveils New Hardware Projects on Hardware Crowdfunding
Partners With GE, Arrow Electronics and Freescale to Help
Entrepreneurs Successfully Bring Hardware Products to Market
BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/05/13 -- Dragon Innovation today
announced several new hardware projects now live on its crowdfunding
platform. In addition, Dragon Innovation has partnered with General
Electric's (NYSE: GE) Idea Works Team to give hardware entrepreneurs
unique access to senior staff within GE, R&D collaboration (including
Global Research Centers), technology transfer, licensing
opportunities and help with go-to-market activities. Dragon
Innovation is also collaborating with Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW)
and Freescale (NYSE: FSL) to help entrepreneurs introduce innovative
products, reduce time to market, and enhance overall competiveness.
"The advanced manufacturing revolution depends on everyday inventors
and maker communities who are bringing new ideas forward at a record
pace," said Beth Comstock, senior vice president and chief marketing
officer, GE. "At GE we are passionate about speeding up innovation in
this area and are excited to partner with Dragon Innovation to offer
our expertise and resources and help hardware entrepreneurs scale
their new products and ideas."
Dragon Innovation provides entrepreneurs with the tools for planning,
funding, making and selling hardware products. With years of
experience in hardware manufacturing, Dragon Innovation's team can
accurately estimate costs and timelines, and work with entrepreneurs
to set goals and ship dates. By working with Dragon Innovation,
entrepreneurs have confidence that their hardware projects will ship
on time and at the scale demanded by crowdfunding.
"Dragon Innovation helped us take our crowdfunding success and
translate it into shipping more than 100,000 Pebbles in just over a
year," said Eric Migicovsky, founder and CEO, Pebble Technology.
"We're excited to see Dragon expand on its foundation of helping
makers succeed by integrating a hardware focused crowdfunding
platform. To show our support, we are providing a limited number of
Pebble watches for the launch."
The first wave of projects seeking funding via the Dragon Innovation
crowdfunding platform includes:
-- Dash Robotics - Dash, an educational robot for the budding engineer,
hobbyist, or child looking to explore programmable robots
-- Hammerhead - Hammerhead Navigation, the first social navigation tool
-- Infinite Corridor Technology - A flexible, twistable, bendable circuit
board, LIMBERboard is an Atmel based, microcontroller board embracing
open source design for wearable technology
-- Onehundred - Ollie, a perfectly flat, metal multi-purpose tool for
quick fixes and projects
-- Rest Devices - Mimo, a wearable sensor for infants to help parents
monitor a baby's health and activity
-- Technical.io - Tessel, an internet-connected microcontroller that is
the web to physical objects
-- Weartrons - The Run-n-Read enables reading with ease while on a
treadmill, or riding in a moving vehicle
"Hardware entrepreneurs run the risk of running out of money, even with
a perceived successful crowdfunding campaign, if they haven't
properly calculated the costs behind delivering their project. We can
help entrepreneurs avoid these pitfalls because of our deep
experience in building hardware" said Scott N. Miller, founder and
CEO, of Dragon Innovation. "By partnering with GE, we can help
hardware entrepreneurs connect with the incredible GE ecosystem with
access to GE's vast product resources and knowhow. Furthermore, Arrow
and Freescale's design and manufacturing services and expertise
across the product lifecycle will prove to be invaluable for getting
products to market."
Learn more and start funding the newest hardware projects.
About Dragon Innovation, Inc.
Based in Boston and China, Dragon
Innovation guides hardware entrepreneurs at every stage of the
product development cycle. Through its proven process, Dragon
Innovation gives entrepreneurs a clear path forward to launch and
scale their companies, so they can get their products into their
customers' hands. For more information, visit
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