What my Tech Startup Learned Delivering Aid in Puerto Rico

Contributor: Joel Ifill is the founder of DASH Systems. Drone enthusiast and package thrower. He resides in Los Angeles and may be reached by e-mail or twitter   Deliveries into Utudao October 2017 After landfall of Hurricane Maria I kept myself updated about… Read More

Does crowdfunding derisk robotics?

Crowdfunding is often cited as one of the mechanisms accelerating robot startups, alongside COTS, reduced costs, rapid prototyping, digital manufacturing, smart phones, connectivity etc. The entire premise of Chris Anderson’s new book “Makers: the new Industrial Revolution” is… Read More

Robotics Tomorrow interview

 “Persistence is at the heart of every successful robotics startup, and a lot of pivoting. So the faster you can move from prototyping into customer development, market research and investor meetings, the more likely you are to find… Read More

Episode 2: Accelerator or Hackerspace?

  Is Robot Launchpad an accelerator or a hackerspace? Both. Right now we’re testing the viability of opening a robot hackerspace. Theoretically, this makes a lot of sense. I believe that the hackerspace and maker movement are fueling a resurgence… Read More

Episode 1: Robot Launchpad’s Lean Year

  I thought I’d document our somewhat unusual journey through lean startup methodology and robotics. I founded Robot Launchpad almost a year ago to test the assumption that robotics and lean went together, that startups were startups whether… Read More