Hardware Innovation Failures


The best way to develop a successful hardware business is to learn from the mistakes of the past. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. We’ll break down the causes of some epic hardware failures and highlight the best practices to avoid those failures.

Chris Richardson

Co-founder of Manufacturing Hub

Serial entrepreneur and growth leader.
Founded businesses in marketing technology, talent marketing, and talent networks.
Prior work includes strategy consulting and cleantech product marketing
Chicago Booth MBA (with honors)

Frank Yang

Founder and President / CEO of Liatris, an advanced insulation material start-up

15+ years experience commercializing advanced materials innovations for the building sector, with a focus on fundraising, sales and public / private partnerships.
Previously helped found Stion, a US solar panel manufacturer and systems integrator.
MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Amherst College.