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OC Worx Speaker Series: Stijn Vanorbeek and Hardware Show & Tell

  • 04/27/2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Urban Workshop, 365-A Clinton Street, Costa Mesa, CA

Hi OC Fans of Hardware,  

OC Worx Speaker Series is back! Always great speakers and you're invited to demo.


Urban Workshop - UPDATED ADDRESS
365-A Clinton Street, Costa MesaCA 


Some changes to our regular speaker event format. While we will continue to feature accomplished and successful hardware tech entrepreneurs, subject matter experts and thought leaders on our ongoing speaker series, the Show N' Tell portion will be all about YOU.  

Starting this month, we will open the floor to any of you / or your team to come up front for "Show N' Tell" to talk about your hardware tech project or startup. It could be a prototype or finished product, an upcoming Kickstarter launch, or simply something you are working on. 

You have a total of 5 minutes (2 to demo / pitch another 3 for feedback and Q&A). No powerpoint presentations. Just you and your product. 

Please note: The OCWorx Demo presentations are not covered by NDA protection like those in the Inventors Forum Members Meetings. Please plan accordingly and do not demo items without proper protection in place.

To Show N' Tell or demo, please tell us about your product HERE.  

Guest Speaker: Stijn Vanorbeek 

Hardware Tech Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor 

Stijn is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on product development and scaling hardware & media ventures. 

Most recently, he served as the president of Ross Robotics, a business division of Ross Video, a global company that designs and manufactures products for live television production.

Beginning in the motion-picture and television industry, Stijn worked in different technical roles and consequently started and sold several business in that arena. 

His last venture was FX-Motion Inc, an industry leader in the development of robotic and remote-controlled camera systems. His robotic systems are used on TV programs such as American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, The Voice, and Britain’s Got Talent, and in leading news broadcast studios, such as BBC, ESPN and ABC. FX-Motion was acquired in 2011 by Ross Video.

Before founding FX-Motion, Stijn worked as an Assistant Cameraman and Cinematographer on feature films, advertising and music videos.

Stijn holds degrees in Electronic Engineering, Audio-Visual Technology (RITS, Brussels), Product Development (University of Louvain, Belgium) , Business Administration (Vlerick Management School, Ghent, Belgium).

Stijn was under consideration for a Scientific Academy Award (OSCAR) in 2003. 

Today, Stijn is a Venture partner at K5 Ventures and manages K5-Labs, Orange County's premier hardware start-up incubator 

His specialties include Product Specification, Development and Marketing, Business Planning and New Venture Assessment.

For his talk, Stijn will talk about his career as founder and CEO of a hardware and robotics start-up, and the ups and downs associated with running a hardware tech company  

He will also talk about his passion for film and television and how he used this as a starting point for his startup. 

He speaks fluent Dutch, English, and French.

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