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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work