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Dragon Innovation, Inc. Unveils New Hardware Projects on Hardware Crowdfunding Platform

Dragon Innovation, Inc. Unveils New Hardware Projects on Hardware Crowdfunding Platform

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SOURCE: Dragon Innovation
 September 05, 2013 07:00 ET
Dragon Innovation, Inc. Unveils NewHardware Projects on HardwareCrowdfunding Platform
Partners With GE, Arrow Electronics and Freescale to HelpEntrepreneurs Successfully Bring Hardware Products to Market
 BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 5, 2013) - Dragon Innovation today announced several new hardware projects now live on its crowdfunding platform. In addition, Dragon Innovation has partnered with GeneralElectric's (NYSE: GE)Idea Works Team to give hardware entrepreneurs unique access to senior staff within GE, R&D collaboration (includingGlobal Research Centers), technology transfer, licensing opportunitiesand help with go-to-market activities. Dragon Innovation is alsocollaborating with Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW)and Freescale (NYSE:FSL)to help entrepreneurs introduce innovative products, reduce time to market, and enhance overall competiveness."The advanced manufacturing revolution depends on everyday inventorsand maker communities who are bringing new ideas forward at a record pace," said Beth Comstock, senior vice president and chief marketingofficer, GE. "At GE we are passionate about speeding up innovation inthis area and are excited to partner with Dragon Innovation to offer our 
expertise and resources and help hardware entrepreneurs scale their new products and ideas."Dragon Innovation provides entrepreneurs with thetools for planning, funding, making and selling hardware products. With years of experience in hardware manufacturing, Dragon Innovation's team canaccurately estimate costs and timelines, and work with entrepreneurs toset goals and ship dates. By working with Dragon Innovation,entrepreneurs have confidence that their hardware projects will ship ontime and at the scale demanded by crowdfunding."Dragon Innovation helped us take our crowdfunding success andtranslate it into shipping more than 100,000 Pebbles in just over a year,"said Eric Migicovsky, founder and CEO, Pebble Technology. "We'reexcited to see Dragon expand on its foundation of helping makerssucceed by integrating a hardware focused crowdfunding platform. Toshow our support, we are providing a limited number of Pebble watchesfor the launch."The first wave of projects seekingfunding via the Dragon Innovation crowdfunding platform includes:
Dash Robotics - Dash, an educational robot for the buddingengineer, hobbyist, or child looking to explore programmablerobots
Hammerhead - Hammerhead Navigation, the first social navigationtool for bikes
Infinite Corridor Technology - A flexible, twistable, bendablecircuit board, LIMBERboard is an Atmel based, microcontroller  board embracing open source design for wearable technology
Onehundred - Ollie, a perfectly flat, metal multi-purpose tool for quick fixes and projects

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