Jared Wolff is the principal electrical engineer at Silicon Valley startup Mark One, a health wellness and fitness company which successfully raised over $4M to mass produce the Vessyl. Jared is a graduate of Computer Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a minor in Communications. He has worked on the hardware teams at Apple and at Cisco, and he has been in the startup trenches since 2011.
Jared shares with us:
why he studied Computer engineering.
his passion for consumer electronics.
advice on securing internships.
insights into the startup life.
and much more...
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08:06 - Intro
08:49 - How Jared ended up studying Computer Engineering.
10:39 - Why Jared pursued a minor in communications.
11:28 - Working on Line Cards at Cisco.
13:24 - Contributing to the 4th generation iPods at Apple.
14:23 - Tips for landing food internships working on consumer products.
16:10 - Advantages of working in a large company early on in your career.
17:34 - Why Jared moved to Silicon Valley.
18:31 - What was Sifteo and what product was being developed?
19:31 - What is a Hardware Engineer?
20:08 - Objectives of good hardware engineering.
21:28 - Projects tackled at Sifteo.
22:48 - Seeing your final product in the hands of the consumer.
23:45 - Experiencing his first layoff.
24:40 - Going on a motorcycle adventure to Alaska.
26:01 - The influence of venture capitalists within startups.
27:24 - Work done at OUYA.
29:24 - Lessons learned from failures.
30:14 - Introducing Mark One.
32:03 - Introducing the Vessyl and Pryme - Mark One's products.
34:34 - Work life balance at startups.
36:30 - Tips to make a good team great.
38:45 - Relax, nothing is under control. Uncertainty in the startup life.
39:58 - Advantages of working in startups.
42:10 - Necessary qualities when working at startups.
42:58 - Exciting future technologies.
43:38 - Book recommendations.
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Introducing Pryme by MarkOne:
Quick look at the Sifteo cubes:
David Merrill presenting the Sifteo cubes on the TED stage:
Review of the OUYA:
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