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3rd Philly Hardware Meetup @ Pennovation Works

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


We are pleased to announce the 3rd installment of Philly Hardware Meetup, our first event hosted by Pennovation Works, and our first to be part of Philly Tech Week!

Come join us for a drink, chance to meet other hardware professionals, as well as share what you’re working on during the community open mic session.

We have a great guest speaker (and may be adding more):

  • Jessie Garcia is the CEO and Founder of Tozuda. Tozuda is a manufacturing company dedicated to increasing safety for helmet wearers with our patented mechanical impact indicators for head injury and helmet damage awareness. With a simple change of color from clear to red after a potentially dangerous impact, our global users in both athletics and industrial settings are able to get objective information and make instant decisions about their head health and equipment’s integrity.

6:00-6:30pm: Arrive, mingle, grab some food and a beverage
6:30-6:40pm: Opening remarks
6:40-7:00pm: Jessie + Q&A with the audience
7:00-7:20pm: Speaker #2 TBA + Q&A with the audience
7:20-8:00pm: Community announcements open mic
8:00-9:00pm: Mix + mingle

Thanks for our partnering organizations:

informal is a freelance collective for the best independent professionals in hardware and manufacturing. Whether a client is looking for a single contractor, a full time employee, or an entire team of professionals to work on everything from product development to go-to-market, informal has the right collection of people for the job. With projects as varied as 3D printers to electric vehicles, informal members work with companies at every scale to design, manufacture, and ship physical products.

Pennovation Works is a 23-acre urban technology park with a distinctive blend of offices, labs, and production space. Developed by The University of Pennsylvania, this innovation hub links the region’s intellectual assets, research trailblazers, and entrepreneurial and community leaders…all with the shared purpose of advancing knowledge and generating economic impact.


May 10
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm