DigiKey Partners With GroupGets To Enable Hardware Startups To Bring Products To Market

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DigiKey, a leading global commerce distributor offering the largest selection of technical components and automation products in stock for immediate shipment, has partnered with GroupGets to launch the “Get MADE” crowdfunding initiative, a collaboration that promotes and funds hardware creators. This program will allow startups to get hardware funded, produced and sold on DigiKey’s website.

GroupGets is a crowd purchasing platform for group buying technology products that
helps businesses and individuals launch their products by promoting, funding and
distributing electronic devices across the world. Through the “Get Made” program, GroupGets and DigiKey will cross promote qualifying devices through content, design,
distribution and partial funding through DigiKey. Upon successful funding, GroupGets
will work with the creators to manufacture the platforms and then DigiKey will list the
platforms for sale on its website.

“The ‘Get MADE’ program stemmed from the longtime supply partnership between
DigiKey and GroupGets and became a call to action to further support makers trying to
enter the market,” said David Sandys, senior director of technical marketing at DigiKey.
“By partnering together, we can bring interesting new solutions to market and fuel
innovation in the hardware space.”

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“I made GroupGets to originally ‘hack minimum order quantities’ and put every maker on
an equal level playing field with big technology companies,” said Ron Justin, co-founder
of GroupGets. “We’ve been a DigiKey fan since we were electrical engineering students
in college and are proud to be further supporting the maker community through
assisting them in their funding goals, as well as with production and distribution.”


 

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