Ken Raab is Founder and CEO of Sonic Manufacturing: A firm based in Fremont,CA that specializes in low to medium production manufacturing. In this talk, Ken will focus on what it takes to manufacture here in the bay area, what are the gotchas and benefits of working local.
About Kenneth Raab
Kenneth Raab has over 25 years of experience in Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) companies and in the Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry. Prior to Sonic Manufacturing, Ken was instrumental in establishing responsive manufacturing capabilities for low-to-medium volume production and developmental activities at MQA, a division of Stanford Telecom and Wavetek Microwave.
About Solid State Startups:
Solid State Startups make physical things. Things that hurt if you drop them on your foot. SSS is a place to share experience and wisdom that only comes from building stuff in the real world.
Several Solid State Members share their experience with using Kickstarter successfully. In this panel, each participant will share what went right, wrong, and unexpected, as well as take questions from the audience.
About the Panel:
Eric Migicovsky is the founder and lead designer of Allerta, Inc., made famous recently by the Kickstarter runaway success of the Pebble smart watch. Prior to Pebble, Eric had created the InPulse line of watches – user programmable watches with LCD screens that you can wear.
Brad, Sam and Eddy recently launched and succeeded in raising funds for Brydge - An iPad case which turns your iPad into a laptop.
Michael Woods has been building awesome things with his partner Evan Murphy together since they met at Caltech as undergrad engineers. Their Kickstarters include: Trebuchette and Skallops: Build Big!