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09/05/2016

Shoka Bell is launching a crowdfunding campaign

NE100 Team

Daniel Falus, #NE100 Challenger from Hungary, is launching a crowdfunding campaign to fund his Shoka Bell project. The Shoka App and Bell provide different ringtones for cars and pedestrians, secure your bike with a theft alarm, help you safely navigate the streets, and keep track of your cycling habits.- The task of finding a manufacturing partner that we trust is more difficult than we initially imagined back when we first started to work on Shoka. The difference between making a prototype and mass manufacturing a developed

- The task of finding a manufacturing partner that we trust is more difficult than we initially imagined back when we first started to work on Shoka. The difference between making a prototype and mass manufacturing a developed product, is similar to the difference between riding a three-wheeler in kindergarten and later riding in an Olympic race. Now that we’re well on our way, we are beginning to understand why so many hardware startups go bust when they chose the wrong manufacturing partner; we definitely don’t want to follow suit - says Daniel.Daniel and his team recently came back from Shenzhen where they met with numerous Contract Manufactures. Their schedule was busy, to say the least, but they didn’t come home empty-handed! During their

Daniel and his team recently came back from Shenzhen where they met with numerous Contract Manufactures. Their schedule was busy, to say the least, but they didn’t come home empty-handed! During their trip they were able to pick up our first aluminium CNC-machined cases. - Now, we have begun to negotiate with a top-tier manufacturer who has production facilities in both Europe and Asia. Our goal is to keep CO2 emissions low during shipping, and get our product delivered as soon as possible - says Daniel.