Ed: The best presentation on hardware in 2015, possibly ever. I visited Cyril and HAXLR8R in Shenzhen in October and saw their hackerspace which is 200m from probably the largest wholesale electronics component market in the world.
Arguably they are one of the most successful non corporate hardware accelerators in the world with over 50 startups with a 98% survival rate.
Interestingly they run a very different strategy around the startups than most accelerators.
Basically the concept is “no man gets left behind”, if the teams initial product idea doesn’t fly, Hax sticks with them to help them pivot into something else.
“A week in Shenzhen is worth a month in the Valley” (or anywhere else)