CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) today announced TE Connectivity (TE), a global leader in connectivity and sensors, as the first technology partner for Arrow’s groundbreaking crowdfund-to-production collaboration with Indiegogo. “Arrow Certified” technology entrepreneurs on Indiegogo will now have access to hands-on technical support and engineering expertise from TE to help accelerate their time to market.
“If you’re an entrepreneur with an idea for the next big smart, connected device, this is an tremendous opportunity to work with experts from a global sensor and connectivity powerhouse”
Arrow and Indiegogo announced the Arrow Certified program in August. Entrepreneurs can apply for Arrow certification on the Indiegogo platform. Arrow Electronics’ engineers then analyze the design and manufacturability of each application. Projects deemed ready for manufacturing are denoted with official Arrow Certified badges on their Indiegogo campaign site to let potential backers know the project is ready for production upon reaching its funding goal.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with Arrow and Indiegogo, helping entrepreneurs transform their ideas into creations,” said Maria Cannon, vice president of channel marketing at TE. “As a connectivity and sensors leader, we are on the frontline of innovation every day. Our design expertise and breadth of products enable innovators to bring their inventions to market quickly and reliably.”
Arrow Certified campaigns on Indiegogo lock-in up to $50,000 in benefits that help entrepreneurs succeed in prototyping and manufacturing their innovative products. In addition, a handful of campaigns that Arrow experts deem truly technologically exceptional will qualify as Arrow Innovator campaigns and receive additional support.
“If you’re an entrepreneur with an idea for the next big smart, connected device, this is an tremendous opportunity to work with experts from a global sensor and connectivity powerhouse,” said Matt Anderson, Arrow’s chief digital officer. “Arrow-Certified campaigns on Indiegogo are getting access to invaluable production and go-to-market resources like this, and more. We’re excited to team with TE to accelerate the pace of technology innovation. This is an exciting new chapter in the longstanding collaboration between our two companies.”
Current and new Indiegogo technology or design campaign entrepreneurs interested in applying to become “Arrow Certified” should visit www.arrow.com/indiegogo.*
About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations serving over 85 countries.
About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 75,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in close to 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS – www.TE.com
TE, TE Connectivity and EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS are trademarks.
Indiegogo is the place for entrepreneurial projects to move quickly from concept to market, amplified by a community of backers who believe the world benefits when every idea gets an equal shot at success. Indiegogo empowers people to unite around the ideas that matter to them and together make those ideas come to life. As the world’s first crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from almost every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. For more information, visit Indiegogo.com.
*The Arrow certification program on Indiegogo is open to individuals 18 years and older and companies meeting certain residence and other restrictions. Certification program period: August 25, 2016 to December 31, 2017. Sponsor: Arrow Electronics, Inc., 9201 E. Dry Creek Rd., Centennial, CO 80112. Details and complete rules available at https://www.arrow.com/indiegogo/terms-and-conditions.