Digi-Key eyes emerging Startups
6 June, 2021
DGK has launched a new microsite and help manual dedicated to help startup companies bringing their isdeas to the market. It includes business and technical resources as well as tools and know-how
The Global components distributor, Digi-Key Electronics, has launched a new microsite and help manual dedicated to help startup companies. The startup site leverages resources, tools and knowledge Digi-Key has amassed in working with thousands of startups every year. The manual, called the Startups Survival Guide, is the second edition leveraging Digi-Key’s partnership with Startups Magazine. Both resources follow the steps from idea and prototyping through production and support, and provide curated success factors needed to achieve the product’s introduction.
On the startup site, startups will find all of the tools and resources in one location. It is centered around the Startup Roadmap, which is 10 steps of startup success that provide descriptions, tools and resources for each stage. The Roadmap also features a video from Limor Freid, Ladyada from Adafruit on how she approaches each of the stages. Based in New York City, Adafruit is one of the best examples of an electronics-based startup success story.
The site also includes a Roadmap Dashboard, which is an interactive tool with steps, sub-steps and resources for each of the 10 stages. The site also includes over a dozen other startup success tools for everything from Scheme-it, our back-of-the-napkin ideation tool to bill of materials (BOM) management, reference platforms, bare PCB ordering with PCB Builder and DKRed through our Marketplace at Digi-Key website.
The Startups Survival Guide 2nd edition, developed in partnership with Startups Magazine, has been updated to provide the latest proven solutions to common startup challenges. The guide is also divided into sections mirroring the 10 steps of startup success and is comprised of articles and know-how curated from successful startups. “This guide can really help you navigate through your entrepreneurial journey,” said Anna Flockett, editor at Startups Magazine.
Adafruit was founded in 2005 by MIT engineer, Limor “Ladyada” Fried. In the last 10 years, Adafruit has grown to over 100+ employees in the heart of NYC with a 50,000+ sq ft. factory. Adafruit has expanded offerings to include tools, equipment, and electronics that Limor personally selects, tests, and approves before going in to the Adafruit store.
Startups Magazine is designed to champion tech startups and to introduce tech startups to the world stage. Subscription is free at Startups Magazine website. Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is an authorized global, full-service distributor of electronic components. It offers more than 11.8 million components, with over 2.6 million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 1,700 brand manufacturers.