Workshop: Internet of things masterclass

This practical workshop is a 1 day version of a 3 day practical workshop Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino offers to introduce the practical side of creating a connected product. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur with an idea, a product designer looking to grow their toolkit or business owner looking to expand into software-enabled products, there should be something in it for you.
She’ll be covering everything from planning a product from day 1 and prototyping, to beta testing and learning then how to make bigger production batches and engaging with wholesales and retailers. You’ll learn about IP and business structures as well as investment in this space. You’ll come out of this with a realistic understanding of how much money you need to invest from day 1 and how much time you can expect to spend and who you might want to work with. Alexandra will be opening up her blackbook and sharing the learnings of the last 12 years of her career with participants.

This is ideal for you if you already have a product idea you’re looking to develop or if your business is looking to spin off a product idea. If you don’t have an existing idea, this will feel very abstract. You can be a single founder, a team, in a business or a student. As long as you have a product idea already in mind, you’ll get plenty of this overview.

Topics covered:

  • A history of the internet of things
  • A breakdown and planning document for connected product development
  • Prototyping tools & approaches
  • Electronics prototyping
  • Beta testing with users
  • First design iterations
  • Design for manufacture (materials, processes)
  • Working with retailers
  • Electronics design for manufacture (small and large batch production)
  • Software in connected product development (firmware & backend)
  • Assembly & Logistics
  • Branding, marketing & PR
  • IP
  • Investment and business structures

Location: Date: May 24, 2017 Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino