Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
June 23–25, 2015 • San Francisco, CA

Hardware by the numbers

Ben Einstein (Bolt)
5:25pm–6:05pm Wednesday, 06/24/2015
Location: Herbst Pavilion
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 16 ratings)

Prerequisite Knowledge

None, but basic technical proficiency is expected.


Hardware by the Numbers with Ben Einstein is aimed at painting a rough, numerical picture of what starting a scalable hardware business looks like. From team to prototyping, financing, manufacturing, logistics, marketing, retail, and exits, here are some rules of thumb to use when building a physical product business.

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Ben Einstein


Ben Einstein is an experienced product designer and investor. Ben is currently the managing director of Bolt, an early-stage seed fund focused exclusively on hardware startups. In addition to seed capital, Bolt invests full-time staff, shop equipment, and extensive expertise with manufacturing and commercialization. Prior to starting Bolt, Ben ran Brainstream Design, a product design and development consultancy in Massachusetts. Ben has been directly responsible for bringing a long list of products to market covering diverse sectors including consumer electronics, high-performance audio, sporting goods, and green energy.