I just returned from Web Summit 2014 in Dublin where I was on a panel discussing the theme of hardware being hard and how to make it easier. In preparation, I pulled together some thoughts, which I thought I would share.
Everybody says hardware is hard, but why? There are several reasons.
It is easier than ever before to build a working prototype. What we're focused on at Dragon is what happens next - how to go from prototype to high volume. Our mission is to make the insanely complex process of manufacturing consumer electronics feel easy.
Here's how we're doing it. First, by making the "unknown unknowns" known through education. To solve a problem, you need to understand it first. This is core to everything we do at Dragon to help entrepreneurs build successful companies. We've created a series of videos and slide decks on how to select a factory through design for manufacture on injection molding.
Next, we're creating a marketplace to connect companies who have a working prototype connect with trusted manufacturing partners. Over the last 300 combined years of experience, we've created an amazing ecosystem of partners and trusted contract manufacturers that grows daily. These are the factories you won't find on Alibaba.
If you're interested in learning more about working with Dragon Innovation, please get in touch with us.