Through M-Corps, SecondMuse incubates a core cohort of startups, but we also create workshops and events for the wider founder community. Explore our upcoming invites, as well as past events, and level your startup.
Planning your manufacturing process end-to-end is an essential part of your product’s success at any stage. What are the steps to get ready for manufacturing? How do you adjust your plans as you scale? Learn about every step you need to consider including plant setup, assembly, logistics, and fulfillment.
Go into your first supplier negotiations 100% prepared. At this workshop, those who have been through the process will help you practice negotiating terms to make sure you’re getting what you need. What exactly should you ask for? How do you ask for it? How do you get the most reasonable terms while building a solid partner relationship?
As hardware founders, it doesn’t take long to start requesting quotes for prototyping and production – all you need to do is pick up the phone. But, finding the right contract manufacturer is one of the most important steps in a startup’s go-to-market strategy. Finding great partners early on sets you up for future success and gives you greater control over you COGS, BOM, as well as clarity about your supply chain, and peace of mind from knowing your product is in good hands.
Explore the Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) methodology with Michael Fornasiero of Empire State Development to help you identify potential failures in your product design. Then, collaborate with the cohort to determine potential causes, prioritize serious consequences, estimate failure frequency, and modify your process to reduce risk. Taking the time to plan in advance could save you time, effort, money, and a huge headache!
All 11 M-Corps startups will present on a technical issue that they’re having and receive feedback from a panel of mentors and their fellow startups.Learn More