Accelerator’s night: HAXLR8R, Startup Bootcamp, EcoMachines, Build It

20 October 2014 19:00 - 20 October 2014 20:15

International House, 1 Saint Katharine's Way, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 1TW, UK

If you are thinking to apply for an accelerator program with your startup this is the right occasion to connect with some of the best hardware accelerators in London and worldwide.

Join us for a night of insights and advices from top experts in the industry!


7pm: Welcome and networking

7:20pm: Benjamin Joffe – General Partner @ HAXLR8R

Benjamin will share with us some great insights about Shenzhens hardware ecosystem.

Speaker info:

( – @benjaminjoffe – @haxlr8r)

Benjamin is General Partner at HAXLR8R and pioneer of the Lean Hardware movement.

He is also an expert on startup ecosystems with over 14 years experience across Asia (China, Japan, Korea) and USA.

Entrepreneur, angel investor and regular public speaker on innovation, Benjamin has keynoted and moderated at over 200 conferences such as TEDx, SXSW, LeWeb, Stanford and Berkeley.

7:30pm: Raph Crouan – Managing Director @ Startupbootcamp

( – @Sbootcamp – @raphntwit)

Raph is a strategic & analytical international digital professional who turned the page on 14 years at Apple to come back to his love of entrepreneurship & innovation-driven companies.

His latest role was focusing on driving the Strategy & Business Development for the iPhone & iPad in Europe.

He is now actively engaged with the Startup / VC community, particularly with Startupbootcamp, building the iOT program out of London.

7:40pm: Ilian Iliev – Founder & CEO @ EcoMachines

Ilian will talk about his experience on investing and supporting hardware startups from secors such as industrial manufacturing, robotics, material science and waste. He will also briefly cover the topic of lean manufacturing.

Speaker info:

( – @EcoMachinesUK – @ILIAN_P_ILIEV)

Since 2001, Ilian has provided strategic advice to blue chip companies, high-growth technology companies and investors. Ilian’s research on technology trends in energy and other sectors has been covered by major business media, including Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg, The Engineer and Renewable Energy Focus.

7:50pm: Indrek Rebane – CTO @ Build it

Indreks talk topic will be “Fail or dying trying: why hardware is hard and what you can do about it”

Speaker info:

( – @BuilditAcc – @RebaneIndrek)

Buildit is an accelerator for new global success stories in hardware. It is the first accelerator in the Baltic States and Nordic countries with a focus on physical devices (hardware in combination with software).

During the 3 months mentoring program teams can use prototyping facilities like 3D printers, CNC machines and laser cutters.

Among the Build it mentors we can find Scott Miller from Dragon Innovation, Zak Homuth from Upverter and Katherine Hague from Shoplocket.

8pm: Q&A with panel

8.15pm: Networking

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