The Spoon Podcast
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The Spoon
Overcoming Obstacles To Build Kitchen Tech Hardware With Ovie's Ty Thompson
35 minutes Posted Feb 14, 2024 at 11:24 am.
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Ty Thompson and the rest of the Ovie team recently passed a major milestone: They shipped their first piece of hardware.

The product, a consumer food waste management system, was over half a decade in the making. Along the way to market, the founding team faced numerous challenges around funding, finalizing the product concept and design, building prototypes for manufacturing, and finding the right manufacturer to work with.

Ty talks about all of these challenges and the lessons learned, including:

-Battling mission creep around the product's vision

-How to find the right minimum viable product to get it into production

-What you need to do (and what you shouldn't do) when looking to find the right manufacturing partner

-How to balance your life and your day job while hustling to build a startup

And much more. 

Ovie will be at Smart Kitchen Summit, so if you like what you hear and want to connect with the team in person, get your ticket at