I am new to hardware development. How do I get started?

Ben Einstein, Founding Partner of Bolt (a hardware startup investor and accelerator), has written a terrific four-part post in 2014 that is still 100% applicable today. It outline what you need to know to build a hardware business.

Part 1: Team + Prototyping
Part 2: Financing + Manufacturing
Part 3: Logistics + Marketing
Part 4: Retail + Exits

Elaine Chen has a free book "Bringing a Hardware Product to Market" that provides a deep dive into the engineering and manufacturing phases of hardware product development.  Check it out here.

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