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Hardware Massive: Speaker Series VIII

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an informative talk about hardware development and stay for happy hour with delicious craft beer and yummy food! For this months event, we have the honor of hosting 2 speakers. You definitely dont want to miss out on this event!


Ben Bateman is Indiegogo’s Senior Director of Strategic Programs, and currently leads Indiegogo’s China efforts (https://www.indiegogo.com/). He has been a key player in building Indiegogo’s hardware category, and now focuses on helping Asia-based companies launch products internationally through Indiegogo. He is passionate about making hardware entrepreneurship more accessible. Over the past two years he has worked with some of Indiegogo’s largest campaigns including the Ubuntu Edge, JIBO, Axent Wear, and many more. In his talk, Ben will be speaking about the secrets behind million-dollar Indiegogo launches.

As the Head of Global Sources Launchpad, a sub-business division of Global Sources (NASDAQ-GSL GSOL), Ben’s mandate is to help hardware startups successfully get into global distribution channels. He is responsible for building Startup Launchpad (www.launchpadhk.com) – Asia’s largest tradeshow + tech conference event for hardware startups to get into distribution – and manages the company’s cross-border O2O distribution channels for emerging brands in the Asia Pacific region. His team is also helping earlier stage startups in validating their value proposition by leveraging crowdfunding platforms.

He graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with a B.A. in International Business & Management, and from Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Master’s in Business Administration. In this talk, Ben will talk about managing distribution for hardware startups.

• 18:30-19:00 Networking
• 19:00-19:30 Ben Batemen: The Secrets Behind Million-Dollar Indiegogo Launches
• 19:30-20:00 Ben Wong: Managing Distribution For Hardware Startups
• 20:00-21:00 Craft Beer, Yummy Food, & Networking

Dont miss this great opportunity to share your insights, experiences, and exchange innovative ideas and network with other great minds in the community. Let us work towards a better future together!

FutureWard Central is dedicated to building an innovative ecosystem that provides all necessary resources for startups to succeed, from workspace to hardware to market insights. (http://futureward.com/)

Hardware Massive is the global platform for hardware startups to meet locally, connect globally with the hardware startup ecosystem and access insider information and resources. (https://hardwaremassive.com/chapters/taipei)

Join our Hardware Massive Taipei Chapter: www.facebook.com/groups/1720078231537981


Startup Launchpad is Asia’s largest hardware startup tradeshow which enables global distribution for startups seeking online and offline sales channels. The event is held twice a year in Hong Kong, where hardware startups exhibit its products and technologies to more than 60,000 distributors and retailers. Startup Launchpad organizes one-on-one sourcing interviews, tech conferences and pitch competitions, as well as provides access to media and investment opportunities. (http://launchpadhk.com/)

Triple is a match-making platform initiated by gov. to help hardware start-ups to link with reliable hardware partners in Taiwan. It currently connects over 400 vendors with service range from prototyping to mass production into one platform to work with start-ups. We aim to help hardware start-ups to develop commercializable products by leveraging 30+ years ODM/OEM experience & eco-system in Taiwan. (www.triplelinkage.com)

*Please note that this event will be live streamed*


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