Class 1: Week 8 Update

Cheers from Make in LA. Our teams just kicked off Week 8 of 18. By this point, each company is settling in with their mentors, improving their prototypes, and learning from hardware CEOs, VCs and Angels what it takes to bring a hardware startup across the “valley of death.”

Rudi of Plobot makes adjustments to his prototype

In the last couple of weeks, our teams have been part of the Wearable World conference in Pasadena, the e2e conference in San Jose, the Launch conference in San Francisco, and the Silicon Beach Fest in Downtown Los Angeles. There have been many expos and pitches and talks as our teams continue to expand their networks.

Originally published at on October 26, 2015.