5:30pm Monday, March 29, 2010, video here
HLT is hosting a visit from SparkFun electronics on Monday, March 29th and Nathan Seidle, the founder & CEO of SparkFun Electronics, is giving a talk at 5:30pm that evening. If you’re interested in starting a business with $0 of investment capital, building a profitable company around open-source technology, designing electronics for manufacturability, or getting your favorite part sold on SparkFun, come join the discussion!

WHERE: Room 32-155 in the Stata center on the MIT campus
(map: http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=32)
WHEN: Monday 3/29 at 5:30pm
COST: free!

This talk will describe how SparkFun grew from a one man operation, run out of an electrical engineering student’s undergraduate dorm room, into one of the largest companies in Colorado, and along the way enabled engineers, designers, students and hobbyists to build new kinds of electronics. The talk will walk through pitfalls and triumphs, and discuss the creative, technical, and social philosophies underlying the company.

Nathan Seidle is CEO of SparkFun Inc. in Boulder, Colorado, a company he founded in 2003 as an undergraduate student in electrical engineering. The company, which has grown to over 80 employees, provides tools, hardware, and other resources for artists, engineers, prototypers, and hobbyists to “play with cool electronic gadgetry”. He is an accomplished engineer, innovator, and bootstrapping entrepreneur.