Hardware Startups, Too

April 17th 2012 by ThumbGods Editor in Gaming News 0 comments

Sometimes I get so caught up in women in design and development that I forget there are also women working in hardware developement. Here are some from Women 2.0


Amy Sheng (Co-Founder, CellScope)
Mechanical engineer Amy co-founded CellScope to extend the reach of diagnosis with medical microscopy from your smartphone. Follow Amy on Twitter at @AmySheng.

Ayah Bdeir (Founder & Lead Engineer, littlebits)
Ayah created litteBits, an award-winning kit of pre-assembled circuits that snap together with tiny magnets. No soldering, no wiring, no programming. Follow Ayah on Twitter at @AyahBdeir.

Helen Greiner (Founder & CEO, CyPhy Works)
After founding iRobot and taking it public, Helen runs an early stage robotics startup developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at CyPhy Works. Follow Helen on Twitter at @HelenGreiner.

Julia Hu (Founder & CEO, LARK)
Julia dropped out of business school to take her invention to the next level: LARK was produced thru PCH Accelerator and now in Apple stores. Follow Julia on Twitter at @ourlark.

Limor Fried (Founder, Adafruit Industries)
Limor founded Adafruit to create the best place online for learning electronics, making the best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels. Follow Limor on Twitter at @adafruit.

Lisa Qiu (Co-Founder & CEO, Lower East Kitchen)
In ShenZhen participating in hardware accelerator program Haxlr8r, Lisa democratizes sous vide cooking with Lower East Kitchen. Follow Lisa on her blog at Q and Abe.

Mary Lou Jepsen (Founder & CEO, Pixel Qi)The first CTO of One Laptop per Child, Mary Lou founded Pixel Qi to manufacture low-cost, low-power LCD screens for consumer products. Follow Mary Lou on Twitter at @PixelQi.

Monisha Perkash (Co-Founder & CEO, Lumoback)
Lumoback develops sensors to monitor and measure your posture, sending vibrations to your lower back to remind you to sit up straight. Follow Monisha on Twitter at @mperkash.

Rachel Kalmar (Co-Founder, Senstore)
Rachel co-founded Senstore, enabling DIY healthcare with next generation smart sensors. Follow Rachel on Twitter at @grapealope.

Star Simpson (Co-Founder & Electrical Engineer, Canidu)
Star co-founded Canidu, channeling her knowledge of electronics into designing Canidus’s projects to be robust, safe, and friendly. Follow Star on Twitter at @starsandrobots.

Tan Le (Founder & President, Emotiv)
Tan founded Emotiv, a neuroengineering company developing interface technology for digital media taking inputs directly from the brain. Follow Tan on Twitter at @TanTTLe.

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