1) Having prototypes manufactured in China is still a viable option. One of our members recently commissioned devices to be made as was the norm pre-pandemic. The significant change seems to be that the range of silicon chips available is much reduced and the price is 5 to 10 greater. We will check back in […]
Category: Intellectual Property
Chinese Takeover of Taiwan: An Existential Threat to the West
Office Hours 17 December This week in Office Hours we have a contribution from a long standing member. Last week was going to be out last meeting of 2021 but, as we do we, a conversation started which we did not have time to finish. We added one more meeting to this year’s schedule. The […]
@Office Hours this week: Market Validation will they buy?
Are you sure a customers will pay for your new innovative product? The Office Hours Group is discussing market validation at its most relevant this Friday. All are welcome in our discussions. Please join us to hear the experience of others and contribute your own. Every company and product is of course different, and yet […]
Office Hours Group Explores Network Value
The Office Hours discussion last week went in directions I did not foresee. The Group started out talking about what an early-stage company can do to set itself up to be acquired at a good price. Someone mentioned networks of contributors and open-source products being a particular asset they were developing. They were not looking […]
Hunter-Labs in Office Hours this Week
Office Hours is talking about apps that help people make investments. Fintech Hunter-labs will be discussing it platform which helps individual investors invest an end-to-end platform driven by sentiment driven AI engine and the factors that typically contribute circa 60% of portfolio returns. From Hunter-Labs We help individual investors invest their wealth like pros with […]
Verinnogen presenting pitch deck this Friday.
Office Hours @cammakespace this week is about funding pitches. Verinnogen, a Cambridge start-up will be presenting their pitch deck. They have an engineering and biology crossover cancer research tool. Please do join us each Friday at noon for peer-to-peer discussions about running real businesses: RSVP here: Officehoursgroup.net/join-us/ More from Verinnogen: Over 36 million tumour […]
OloBird @Office Hours
This Friday in Office Hours @cammakespace we have an update from Ahnaf Shah of OloBird, an online fashion platform partnering with LEED approved green factories. Office Hours is a peer-to-peer business mentoring group which meets each Friday at noon. You can RSVP here https://lnkd.in/gWzF_9DY Ahnaf is a graduate of the Masters in Entreprenurship programme at the Cambridge Judge […]
I Want an App: Making sense of mobile development
Post on LinkedIn By regular Office Hours Participant Andy Toone. As a grizzled developer, I often get approached both in a professional and personal capacity by people who want to build an app. Quite often I find myself explaining that in fact they don’t want to build an app at all. Very rarely do I […]
Global chip shortage: will China make a move on Taiwan?
What is an MVP?
This week’s conversation was one that applies to many companies. The challenge as presented was “we have an idea, and we need to produce a minimally viable product; how do we find the tools and materials to create a prototype”. The company had quite a bit of useful detail about the materials needed and how […]