Q:As a startup company what would you recommend, in terms of strategy, to attract sponsors?

Q:How does the company deal with malfunctioning circuits and is there a return policy?

Q:What would be the best way to organize a hierarchy inside the company?


20150324_151255Upverter is a company that specializes in creating CAD software for creating a digital blueprints for chips and circuit boards .It started off from the idea of creating a custom CAD program because all existing ones were not satisfying the founders Michael Woodworth and Zak Homuth so they decided to make a new one that would be more professional and have better and more intuitive interface. Therefore the idea developed into a full product and the company was built around it. As of late the company provides their software for several major companies in addition to directly building circuits for some customers.  We were greeted by Mike, who showed us the office space and took us to the basement where the “conference room” was located. There demonstrating prototypes of the circuit boards on the screen he showed the kind of business the company was doing. He passed around a few prototypes a circuit board and a robot, which were made using Upverter app. He talked about the company, the development trends, startup problems and overall tendencies in the field, as well as mentioning competitors such as Eagle. After we finished with the presentation we received Upverter badges and visit cards.



During our visit at the office of Upverter it was surprising to see it located at one of the living houses, especially offsetting was the office layout inside the house and the work space where all the developers sat. The overall experience was interesting, it was interesting to see how a successful startup began, what problems it had in the beginning and how these problems were resolved, this kind of experience would definitely help should I decide to start my own company. As for the actual software that Upverter releases, I have barely touched any circuit design therefore it is hard for me to judge whether it is better or worse than Eagle.