Microchip Technology Inc

Get Launched with the Freedom to Innovate!

Have you ever wondered what it takes to take a hardware project from prototype to the marketplace?

Microchip is proud to present the ‘Get Launched’ Program to help you get your hardware into the marketplace on time and on budget!

Join us on June 8th from 12p.m. to 8p.m. at UC San Diego’s Jacobs Hall for the inaugural ‘Get Launched’ San Diego event. Food and Refreshments will be provided.

We will feature technical workshops, exhibits, keynote speeches and presentations from experienced entrepreneurs across the tech industry:

  • Learn rapid hardware prototyping with our partner Arduino.
  • Learn advanced embedded design and debug techniques from Bob Martin, Senior Staff Applications Engineer and the Wizard of Make.
  • Meet vendors and partners who can get you a leg-up on competition and speed up your product development.
  • Listen to speakers and engage in a panel discussion with industry insiders.
  • Network with regional engineers, entrepreneurs, Makers, and academics during our evening reception.
  • Attend technical workshops featuring cutting edge IoT cloud connected hardware from industry experts.

Attend our networking reception with “Unleashing Entrepreneurship & Innovation!” presented by Sneha Murali from Microchip and will be hosted with keynote panelist. Refer to the event schedule below for more details.

There’s NO Cost for General Admission. Professionals and Students are welcome. Nominal cost for special hands-on workshop to cover materials that you get to take home for your experiments.


For more information on this event please email: nadine.castillo@microchip.com

Tabs / Promo / Get Launched June 2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time Company Speaker Title Topic
12:00p.m. Arduino® Kathy Giori VP of Operations IoT growth and innovation being further accelerated by Arduino
12:30p.m. Microchip Technology® Alan Riley Sr. Field Sales Engineer Making the journey from concept to prototype to production
1:00p.m. UCSD Truong Nguyen ECE Department Chair Bringing the E back to ECE
1:30p.m. The Hacker Hive Don Seidenspinner President – Spincraft Engineering & Host of The Hacker Hive Take Flight with the Hacker Hive! Technical Collaboration and Business Development within a causal User Group format
2:00p.m. Subinitial™ Scott McClusky / Kyle Howen Electrical Design Engineer / Principal Software Engineer Testing your new product - best practices.
Simplifying automated electronics test using Stacks modular test system.
2:30p.m. Opus-V Sunny Trinh CTO How to use Crowdfunding to help your startup or idea takeoff
3:00p.m Microchip Technology Guy McCarthy Sr. Manager 3rd Party Support A Startup Tale
3:30p.m. Marcus Engineering Dr. Patrick Marcus CEO Don't get ripped off! How to win with consultants
4:00p.m. Gaviota Django Dexter Principal How to find the best manufacturer for your products
4:30p.m Zymbit, Inc. Phil Strong CEO & Founder of Zymbit Making Things Secure: From Sensor to Subscriber
5:00p.m. Afero Ben Gibbs Director Customer Enablement Jumpstart development. Connecting your IoT device shouldn’t be difficult.
5:30p.m. Breadware, Inc Daniel Price CEO Technological abstraction in the new frontier of IoT
Panel Discussion and Networking Reception
6:30p.m. Microchip Technology Sneha Murali Opportunity Creator Unleashing Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Hands-on Workshops
12:00p.m. Microchip Technology Mamun Ahmed Marketing Engineer MCU8 Rapid protyping with MPLAB® Xpress Learn More →
12:00p.m. Medium One Molly Higgins IoT Developer Building an IoT Smart Monitoring Solution from Sensors to Cloud to Mobile Learn More →
1:00p.m. Breadware, Inc Daniel Price CEO Don't reinvent the wheel - How to be strategic about your IoT Prototyping Learn More →
2:00pm Arduino Kathy Giori VP of Operations Arduino Fun Learn More →
4:00pm Microchip Technology Bob Martin Wizard of Make Advanced Arduino® Debugging Learn More →
4:00pm Arduino Kathy Giori VP of Operations Arduino Exploration Learn More →
5:00pm Microchip Technology Mamun Ahmed Marketing Engineer MCU8 Designing with Core Independent Peripherals Learn More →
6:30pm Microchip Technology Bob Martin Wizard of Make Power Optimization techniques in the Arduino Environment Learn More →


Thank you to our Partners!


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