Liz Gannes

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Highway1 Incubator Will Help Hardware Startups Get “China Ready”

Highway1 launches today as a San Francisco-based incubator for hardware startups to get engineering help, access to a $3 million machine shop, mentorship and a two-week trip to Shenzhen to get their products “China ready” for manufacturing. The four-month program, one of a growing group of hardware startup accelerators, comes from the product development company PCH International, which already provides supply chain services in exchange for equity for startups like LittleBits and Lark.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus