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5 Questions to Ask Before Launching a Prototype for Your Hardware Startup

By | Dec 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Launching a prototype for a hardware startup is akin to spreading a beta version of the software for prospective clients. It’s an essential step between the idea and product, and this step will primarily affect the chances of your success in the hardware business….



When Is the Right Time to Apply to An Accelerator?

By | Aug 26, 2017 at 10:30 am

Joining an accelerator is just one option in the startup journey. Once a startup is accepted into a program, the accelerator is designed to to empower and fuel the startup team to take their product to the next level. But how do you know…


Portland, Maine

NASA Sending UMaine Prototype to the International Space Station

By | Dec 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm

A wireless leak detection system developed by graduate students at the University of Maine will be part of the International Space Station. It will be the first hardware from UMaine, at least in recent memory, that will function in space for a long period of…

Tips & How To’s

The 5 Most Common Mistakes Startups Make While Prototyping

By | Jul 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm

San Francisco-based design and development studio Yeti just released a white paper detailing the ins and outs of prototyping, an essential early step in any developer or designer’s process. Lean startups should take note, as they’ll need to stay on top of the best practices in order to reach…

Startups & Apps

5 Prototyping Tools for Web and Mobile Apps

By | Mar 25, 2016 at 1:25 pm

What bridges your bright idea and the actual product is prototyping. Not a single great product was created from the first attempt. What may sound great in words may also look quite terrible on paper (or in design), especially when it comes to information…


San Francisco

The Highway1 Spring 2015 Class is Their Best Funded Class to Date

By | Apr 15, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Highway1, PCH’s hardware accelerator, recently announced the new class of startups in their intensive four month program which began in February. The Spring 2015 class will be the first to work in Highway1’s newly opened 10,000 square foot facility, which sits adjacent to PCH’s Innovation…

San Francisco

Tiny Blog: Kevin Rose Has a New Idea That Could Revolutionize Blogging

By | Dec 15, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Kevin Rose, well know web celeb, entrepreneur, and VC recently shared an interesting idea via Twitter.  It’s an idea that could revolutionize the way people blog. He named the idea Tiny Blog–a minimalistic blogging platform with an interesting twist.  The platform captures the blogger…



Stockbox Creates a Pop-Up Grocery Store for Healthy Food

By | Oct 8, 2011 at 10:30 am

Mobile distribution efforts to bring fruits and vegetables to food deserts have been a repeatedly-tried solution for bringing healthy food into the hands of those who need it. The recent trend with food businesses is to go mobile, with food trucks popping up on every…

Gear & Gadgets

InStepNanoPower Charges Your Cell Phone While You Walk

By | Sep 13, 2011 at 10:23 am

Redefining what it really means to go on a “power walk,” InStepNanoPower has developed prototype shoes that harvest energy as their wearers walk around. The energy captured is enough to power portable electronic gadgets like your cell phone. More and more companies are developing…

Gear & Gadgets

‘Star Wars’-Style Hoverbike Prepares for Takeoff

By | Jun 22, 2011 at 11:05 am

This is a hoverbike. An actual, working hoverbike, just like the one Luke Skywalker rode across the Tatooine terrain in Return of the Jedi. Australian inventor Chris Malloy has spent the last two and a half years building the working prototype of the bike…