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Monday, October 5 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Thrill and Agony of Hardware… A Startup Story | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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IoT and Connected Home are two of the hottest topics in technology today. Enter Plum, where smart home hardware and software collide, bringing the next generation of consumer products to our homes. CEO Utz Baldwin is a leading expert on connected home, having served as Chairman and CEO of CEDIA, the global trade organization that represents the connected home industry. A Plum’s founder, Utz will provide a transparent view into the successes and challenges of running a startup in this rapidly changing space, including development, gaining traction, building the right team, crowdfunding, and raising capital. You will also get to experience their flagship product, the Plum Lightpad before it reaches consumers. Be sure to come prepared to play “Connected Home Trivia” for a chance to win Plum Lightpads!

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by HiredNetSpendIBM BluemixCapital Factory and Techstars. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five! 

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Utz Baldwin

CEO, Plum, Inc.
Utz is a senior executive with over 25 years of entrepreneurial and leadership experience in the consumer electronics industry. Having led operational and strategic projects, Utz has built a reputation as a visionary leader who knows how to “connect-the-dots” and build consensus to innovate.  His experience includes a thorough understanding of organizational decision-making and implementing strategic change while... Read More →


Monday October 5, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Techstars 412 Congress Ave. #200

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