Connection

WHAT IS CONNECTION?
Hardware is a long journey: design, prototyping, supply-chain management, manufacturing, and delivery. That’s a lot to prepare for. Many creators run into challenges and need help along the way. Avnet and Dragon Innovation are experts at solving these kinds of problems. That’s why we’ve teamed up to offer Hardware Studio Connection.
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WHO IS A GOOD FIT FOR CONNECTION?
Connection is geared toward teams that are looking to launch a hardware product through a Kickstarter campaign. The ideal products for Connection are electro-mechanical and connected ones like robots, connected-home devices, and wearables, with an expected production run of at least 2,000 units. Connection will help you plan for manufacturing before you launch on Kickstarter.
WHAT DO CONNECTION PARTICIPANTS GET?
EXPERT ADVICE
Connect directly with engineers and manufacturing specialists at Avnet and Dragon to ask questions and strategize.
DISCOUNTS & SAVINGS
Get discounts on hardware components, access a credit line to finance component purchases, receive extended free use of Dragon’s Product Planner, and more.
ELEVATED VISIBILITY
Projects participating in Connection may be highlighted on Kickstarter, Hackster.io, and Element14.
ACCESS TO SERVICES
Dragon and Avnet can offer help with things like component sourcing, design-for-manufacturing reviews, electronic design, bill-of-materials optimization, factory selection, quality planning, production oversight, and compliance certification.
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