April 29, 2022

400: Side Hustle Entrepreneurship - Akarsh Vinod

400: Side Hustle Entrepreneurship - Akarsh Vinod

Akarsh Vinod started a wireless speaker company with a mission to make listening easy.

Akarsh shares his journey that was inspired in 2017 and has finally resulted in his speakers being produced and ready for shipment this year.  A major difference in bringing a consumer hardware item to market is the amount of work that goes into creating the concept, coming up with a prototype, and approaching the big boy manufacturers to help produce it. 

Some of Akarsh's tips to  getting started include:  

  • Learning to de-risk
  • You don't have to commit all-in to scale
  • Learn the language and know the space
  • Earn trust

Want to contact Akarsh? Email him at akarsh@dioconnect.com.

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Akarsh Vinod


Akarsh is a young technologist, entrepreneur, and supply chain professional based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He recently launched Dio Node, an easier, more flexible, and more affordable home audio system with the goal of making listening a simple activity in your home. He has a background in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from UCLA.