March Event – 03/08/17

You can’t put the chocolate chips in after the cookies are baked; 

Why Certifications and Quality have to be part of requirements upfront



Steve Barcik Amtel

Slide Presentation:

March 2017 Presentation


Managing requirements for product development at the concept and product requirements stage; The requirements for product must be developed early on. This presentation will deal with developing a scope and requirements for product certification for hardware products in the consumer, industrial, medical, oil and gas, and clean energy space. Clear direct requirements early in product development speed and ease your product to market. Conversely failure to understand certification, testing, and reliability needs early will result in failure of the product and likely failure of your company.  Take the easy and direct path in product certification and testing requirements early. This also allows budgets and timelines for testing and certification to be identified and committed early in the product development. Go with us as we explore the scope of product certification testing that will result in your product getting the market with ease and speed.


Steve Barcik Amstel is a technology and clean energy expert (technology design and product safety certification expert) that consults on electrical power and certifications for industrial equipment and consumer products as well as assisting investors and startups in technology and go-to-market strategies.  As an award-winning, serial entrepreneur and two-time graduate of the University of Texas Austin Technology Incubator, he has built two engineering consulting firms for product safety and process design safety and delivered 100’s of products to market for fortune 500 companies in the medical, industrial, clean energy and consumer products space. A master at getting your products to market faster with access to more global markets, and reducing your total engineering and design costs, Steve is the CEO of a strategic consulting firm with over 30 years of experience in high technology companies and engineering; with a focus on startups.




Austin Community College (ACC) Highland Business Center (HBC)

5930 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin, Texas  78752

Room 301.0

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Wednesday / March 8th

  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Networking Time
  • 6:30 – 6:45 PM – Announcements
  • 6:45 – 7:45 PM – Talk
  • 7:45 – 8:00 PM – Door Prizes

Registration / Cost:

Cost will be $10 per person to cover meeting expenses.

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We look forward to seeing you there!

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Jersey Mike’s Subs, chips, canned soda or bottled water, and Tiff’s Treats chocolate chip cookies

  • Veggie sandwich option will be available
  • Cookies to complement our speaker’s message!


0.3 RUs shall be given for participating in this event.