Four Japanese Startups Visit Me At The Bates Motel During SXSW 2015


Operating out of Room #4 at the Bates Motel at SXSW 2015 (this is another story), I got the opportunity to interview a few fascinating startups that traveled from Tokyo to Austin, TX over the weekend to show their hardware-based concepts. During a rapid-fire demo session, I was able to see eight different startups and four really struck me as doing some novel work.

The first up was a startup we’ve covered before called AgIC. The process they’ve created enables people to draw and print their own circuit boards using pens and inkjet printers and a special silver ink.

The news at SXSW is that AgIC printable circuit boards can now be large format. According to Massaki Sugimoto, who demoed the unit for me, these printable circuit boards can be as large as a wall in your home or similar surface.

Additionally, AgIC have created a small hardware controller to…

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