This is the first post of Now in Shenzhen, where TechNode visits a handful of Shenzhen-based companies that leverages Shenzhen’s core strength: manufacturing. 

If you see successfully funded consumer electronics product campaigns on Kickstarter, many have failed to deliver the product to customers because of manufacturing problems. Some backers get their money refunded, but some end up not even getting back their money.

Many overseas hardware startup founders contact Shenzhen-based agents who can help them find manufacturing partners or visit Shenzhen, the manufacturing hub of China, by themselves to find supplier and manufacturers, pitch their idea to a hardware focused seed accelerators like HAX, knock the doors of Seeed Studio or TroubleMaker realizes their prototype. Yes, finding a Chinese factory that can actually mass manufacture in Shenzhen to manufacture your product is a pain in the ass.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com