Making a Makers Company (and how we almost went bankrupt)

Starting a company is a walk in the park, more precisely Jurassic Park. This is a story of lessons learnt, bad experiences, and a near bankruptcy experience of a group of friends who unknowingly built a company at 18 years old in 2008. From coaching Robotics CCA in schools to starting their own maker product line, the sharing will outline how the team made both wise and stupid decisions at various milestones and the maxims they lived by, including “The best product does not win”, and “If you are good at something, never do it for free”.

The following is adapted from a talk given by Alan Yong, Tech Director of Nullspace, at Maker Conference of Maker Faire Singapore.

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If it were easy

everyone would be doing it