Bruce Smith, Founder and CEO of Hydrow, spoke at Hardwired in March 2019. He shared his founder story, the numerous design iterations before settling on the perfect one, and much more. Hydrow is a new type of fitness machine dedicated to bringing the joy of rowing to more people. Some have even called it the ‘Peloton-for-rowing.’ Bruce, who’s also a National Rowing Coach, also spoke about the challenge of building a company around a fitness activity that not as many people already engage with.

Hardwired NYC is a monthly event in New York covering the intersection of hardware and software (Internet of Things, 3D printing, robotics, etc.), hosted by Matt Turck, partner at FirstMark Capital, and Jack Cohen.