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Ben Einstein

Ben Einstein
Managing Director, Bolt

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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.


Location: Festival Pavilion
Ben Einstein (Bolt)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Building a minimum viable product for a software product is easy. But what about hardware? When there are prototypes to be assembled and parts to be manufactured, building a good MVP is not so straightforward. Learn a few tips about building MVPs better and faster to improve your product. Read more.
Office Hours
Location: O'Reilly Booth (Table B)
Rob Coneybeer (Shasta Ventures), Ben Einstein (Bolt), Cyril Ebersweiler (HAXLR8R)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Do you have a great (but under-funded) business idea? Ask a VC! Rob, Ben, and Cyril will not only help you understand how venture capitalists determine what makes a successful investment, but they’ll also answer questions on topics like prototyping hardware products, manufacturing, what makes a venture scalable, and investing in hardware. Read more.