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I would talk to the team at http://efabless.com Really helpful guys and they can get you an IC prototype for $100 - $10,000 They've built a lot of the smartphone IC's you see in mobile products today. If you're dealing with FCC part 15, give me a shout and I can help you navigate a bit.

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There are two main standards, the UL (USA's "Underwriter's Laboratory"), and CE (European Union's "Conformité Européenne"). The CE will let you sell in the US, Canada, Australia, and the EU (I'm not sure about the Middle East though). The CE is harder to get than the UL, since it includes stand...

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Hard to determine best, but how about: * YCombinator - Pebble, Upverter, BufferBox * Bolt http://bolt.io/ * Highway1 http://highway1.io/ * Lemnos Labs http://lemnoslabs.com/ There are probably others.

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There are a number of best practices -- and, generally, they are universal regardless of your product or service. The one that I would stress above all others is: Understand Your Customer. That is, resist the temptation to "jump in and build something", take some time to interview prospective c...

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Your first step is to bootstrap funding to obtain a rough prototype. Then you can seek out additional funding to develop additional iterations of a prototype. If a development expert doesn't weigh in here, contact the countless success stories on Kickstarter to find out what they have learned du...

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Crowdfunding is the best option in the present market. It gives you, 1. Early feedback 2. Exposure to more audience 3. VC free innovation / agility To start with, you may find the below useful: http://www.boardofinnovation.com/list-open-innovation-crowdsourcing-examples/ Hope this helps. Thank ...

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The answer: do both. The first thing you need to know about patents is that the U.S. now has a first-inventor-to-file system after the American Invents Act (AIA) went into effect in 2013. I have to disagree with Dan above: for hardware inventions especially, a patent is an important part of th...

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1. Figure out your current 'market rate' based on your brand, experience ..etc using tools such as glassdoor.com, your current salary, references (similar professionals nearby). 2. Ignoring salary, think about what this job can do to your career - get to work with / build relationships with gre...

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Have you considered crowdfunding? Investment grants will be able to take care of funding but crowdfunding has the benefit of taking care of funding and providing a customer base.There are many examples of teams without a fully working prototype being successful on these platforms. Kickstarter ...

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Generally you don't vest if they're not employed. It doesn't make sense if you think about it -- vesting means "you earn more and more of this amount unless you leave." But they're not employed, so how would you know whether they've left?

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