[Noisebridge-discuss] Bolt: Helping Hardware Startups

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Tue Apr 23 19:04:10 UTC 2013


I vacillated on approving this post (Chris isn't a subscriber so his
first post got held for moderation).  Bolt is a for profit thing,
agreed, which we generally don't shill for around here.  But several
useful hardware startups have come out of Noisebridge, and there is
general good to encouraging useful industry, and Bolt could very well
mean the difference between "good idea but failed" and "success" for a
Noisebridge member's new company.

I wouldn't approve this for -announce but as -discuss is open for
discussion I felt it met a fairly high bar of "interesting",
"relevant", and "written to our audience" justifying an approval.

Or maybe I'm just feeling magnanimous today, who knows.

-andy

On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 11:58:59AM -0700, Ronald Cotoni wrote:
> This is off topic man.   Please don't post this to our list.
> 
> 
> On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 10:39 AM, Chris Quintero <chris at bolt.io> wrote:
> 
> > Would you mind forwarding this to anyone else you know who may be
> > interested?
> > *[image: Inline image 1]
> > *
> > *Hardware is hard. Bolt makes it easier.
> > *
> > Bolt is a Boston based, 6-month intensive program designed to help
> > hardware startups grow. Bolt will soon select 10-15 early stage hardware
> > companies and provide them with:
> >
> >    - Seed Capital - every team receives enough capital to get through the
> >    program
> >    - Tools - 24x7 access to our 4,000 sqft high-end prototyping shop (in
> >    addition to 4,500 sqft office space)
> >    - Staff - a full-time, seasoned mechanical, electrical, and industrial
> >    design staff devoted to helping develop your products
> >    - Manufacturing - our team has manufactured tens of millions of units
> >    and are here to ensure your first production run goes smoothly
> >    - Commercialization - whether you need to raise VC or would like
> >    introductions to retail buyers, our team and network help you every step of
> >    the way
> >
> > Bolt is supported by a community of angel investors and mentors that are
> > excited about hardware. Many have built big physical product businesses,
> > including:
> >
> >    - Mick Mountz (founder of Kiva Systems)
> >    - Eran Egozy (co-founder of Harmonix Music Systems)
> >    - Brad Feld (managing director of Foundry Group and co-founder of Tech
> >    Stars)
> >
> > Applications are now open and are due by May 22nd! More info at bolt.io<http://bit.ly/YzCkQa>.
> > Email info at bolt.io with questions.
> >
> > --
> > Chris Quintero
> > Program Manager
> > www.bolt.io
> >
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> >
> 
> 
> -- 
> Ronald Cotoni
> Systems Engineer



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