HWTrekHWTrek, a global community for digital electronics, is kicking off 2014 by sponsoring its first international MeetUp on Wednesday, February 19 at 7 PM in Berlin, Germany.

Join HWTrek’s Project Mentor Martin Feuerhahn at the Internet of Things Berlin MeetUp, taking place at the IXDS facility, located at Paul-Lincke-Ufer 39/40 in Berlin, as he speaks on how HWTrek’s community platform is changing the way crowdfunded hardware is brought to market.

This discussion is targeted at hardware inventors in the following categories:

  • Audio/Video
  • Auto
  • Cameras
  • Family and Home Automation
  • Health
  • Mobile Device Accessories
  • Science
  • Sports
  • Toys/Games
  • Wearables

who are seeking expert advice on their prototypes, understanding how the manufacturing process works and how to get their idea funded.  Martin will also demonstrate how HWTrek experts can help inventors find the right key components or module boards they need to make their products.

MeetUps are one way HWTrek is demonstrating its commitment in helping inventors’ ideas come to life.  In addition to funding, HWTrek also helps inventors bring products to market through its exclusive partnerships with over 130 HWTrek experts from top manufacturers in Asia (the same ODMs/OEMs that manufacture products for Apple, Sony, Nest, etc.), providing inventors the ability to partner with them early in the process to successfully build their connected devices/hardware.

To further promote entrepreneurialism, HWTrek has also teamed with Taiwan Mobile Innovation incubator (TMI), launching a hardware accelerator program that generates funding to help launch startups.

To visit with HWTrek during the Internet of Things Berlin Meetup, please sign up at http://www.meetup.com/IoTBerlin/.