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Wednesday, October 23 • 10:20am - 10:50am
The Rise of the Hardware Startup

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Volker Heistermann

Managing Director, Yushan Ventures
Prior to founding Yushan Ventures, Volker was VP at Rutberg & Co., a boutique investment bank. Previously, Volker was at Google, focused on the German search engine market. Prior to Google he was Manager of Market Intelligence at IDG. | | As angel investor, entrepreneur, and manager at Fortune 100 company AT&T, Volker has been involved in the mobile and wireless space during his 15 years in Silicon Valley and most recently in Taiwan... Read More →

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Chris Bruce

Founder & CEO, Sproutling
Chris Bruce is the Founder and CEO of Sproutling, a startup raising parenting IQ through seamless technology that delivers smart insights about children. Chris is a parent, entrepreneur, and kid at heart committed to making family life more fun. Prior to Sproutling, he built the mobile platforms for One Medical Group and WellnessFX. Chris started Sproutling as a meaningful endeavor to focus on taking the worry out of parenting, so that families... Read More →
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Sridhar Iyengar

Founder, Misfit Wearables
Sridhar is the founder of Misfit Wearables, makers of highly wearable computing products, including the award-winning Shine, an elegant activity monitor. He also founded and served as CTO of AgaMatrix, a blood glucose monitoring company that made the world’s first hardware medical device to connect directly to the iPhone, winning both the Red Dot and GOOD Design Awards. He built AgaMatrix from a two-person start-up to shipping 15... Read More →
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Zach Supalla

Founder and CEO, Spark
Zach Supalla is an entrepreneur, a Maker, and a designer. He is the founder and CEO of Spark, a start-up that's making it easier to build internet-connected hardware. Zach juggles hardware design, front-end software development, and leading his team through the trials and tribulations of a hardware start-up. | | Zach is a graduate of HAXLR8R, the only incubator for hardware start-ups that will teach you to order bubble tea in perfect... Read More →
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George Yu

CEO, Variable, Inc
Dr. George Yu is the founder and CEO of Variable, Inc, developer of the NODE modular wireless sensor platform. His fascination with comprehending the world around him began in childhood when he disassembled his toys and keenly observed nature. Born in China, Dr. Yu emigrated to Houston, Texas at age 11 and his fascination with technology took him to NASA as an intern during high school. Upon graduating Georgia Tech with a Ph.D. in electrical... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:20am - 10:50am
Stage E

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