For our 10th Meetup, we offer a case study, documenting the increasingly well-worn development path - being taken by local Maker startups - between Philadelphia and Shenzen, China.
Presenting for VUE Smart Glasses will be Tiantian Zhang. Coming off a recent Kickstarter raise of more than $2.2 million, her team of UPenn graduates is now in residence at HAX, the world's largest hardware accelerator, located in Shenzen. VUE is the third Maker Meetup company to make this journey, joining Wazer Waterjet (which is already there) and the team of Wearlilu (who will be embarking shortly after graduating from Dreamit Ventures).
To put this into 'global' perspective will be Sean O'Sullivan, Founder and Managing Partner of SOSV: The Accelerator VC. SOSV is the force behind HAX and other leading incubators around the world. With a portfolio of more than 500 companies and over $300 million in assets, Crunchbase just ranked SOSV the "#1 most active early stage investor".
Sean will also be speaking to the topic "Innovation at Scale".