What does it take to build a successful hardware startup? Jay Silver talks selling novelty, building a hardware product and his successful Kickstarter project that raised 440% of their goal. Makey Makey has been featured in Wired and Mashable.
Jay Saul Silver is the Founder/CEO of JoyLabz/Makey Makey. He was the first ever Maker Research Scientist at Intel Labs. He made many creative platforms such as Drawdio (Time’s Top 15 Toys for Young Geniuses) and MaKey MaKey (Kickstarted for $568,106, Pop Sci best of ToyFair). Jay has been a speaker at many TED events, PopTech, VM World, etc. He has exhibited internationally at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Exploratorium, Ars Electronica, etc.