Get Launched SB! Starts with Networking Friday; Continues with Saturday Workshops

Microchip, Arduino and Arrow Electronics will meet with entrepreneurs at “Get Launched SB!” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 3 at Impact Hub Santa Barbara, 1117 State St.

Keynote speaker is Federico Musto, chief executive officer at Arduino, who will talk about “Corporate StartUp:  How The Right Corporate Partnerships Made a Difference.”  Appetizers will be served up along with a chance to network with local startups and established corporate business people. This is the first day of a two-day event at Impact Hub. Admission is $5 and some workshops cost $35.

To register for this, the first of a two-day event, see–arrow

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 4, entrepreneurs will be able to get advice on how to rapidly advance an idea from prototype to production. This is a chance for non-engineers, novice engineers and advanced engineers to meet with corporate sponsors Microchip, Arduino, Arrow and others to learn about rapid prototyping.

The event features hands-on training, expert consultants and presentations on technology and business topics.

Speakers include:

10 a.m. – Impact Hub – Eric Sanchez, Director of Business Development, SweetSpotTM Powered by AKI;

10:30 a.m. – Microchip Technologies – Alan Riley, Sr. Field Sales Engineer- “Making the Journey from Concept to Prototype to Production;”

11 a.m. – TrackR CEO & co-founder Chris Herbert, “Scaling Up A Hardware Company;”

11:30 a.m. – John Cabeca, U.S. Patent Trade Office regional director West Coast, “What You Need to Know About Developing an IP Strategy and Filing for A Patent;”

1 p.m. – founder and CEO James Pace, “Apache Mynewt: An Open Source OS Designed for IoT;”

1:30 p.m. – Microchip Technology Senior Manager Guy McCarthy, Third Party, Dev System Development, “chipKIT – Professional Development with Arduino and MPLAB X;”

2 p.m. – Breadware  co-founder  and COO Daniel DeLaveaga, “A Modular Approach to IoT Hardware Design;”

2:30 p.m. – Zymbit  CEO and founder Phil Strong, “Making Things Secure: From Sensor to Subscriber.”

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