Community and resources

A roadmap for developers

Tinkerers, inventors, hobbyists, creators …whatever you call them, they’re our kind of people. Never content with the status quo, they’ve been a part of the Avnet story from the beginning. Today, Avnet is uniquely positioned to help makers on the verge of technology’s next big wonder.

From solo developer to startup

Most products start out as a great idea on paper or screen. Turning that idea into reality and getting it to market before someone else does is fraught with pitfalls. It takes money, time and expertise. Avnet can help.

Young woman building a prototype

Our support includes all the resources you need to put plans into practice and make your idea a reality. Whether you need access to design services, parts for prototyping, contract manufacturers, or consultation on IP protection, marketing and financing – Avnet’s ecosystem is ready when you are.

Avnet brings together the communities and resources you need to get off the ground with the critical services required to scale. The end goal is a buttoned-up supply chain that’s ready to fill orders on day one.


The story of Owlet

New parents have one of the hardest jobs in the world. With design help and guidance from Avnet, Owlet is making that job a little easier.

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The story of Vital

With help from Avnet, Vital (formerly known as Arc Connected Devices) is creating an easier and more affordable way for patients to monitor and track their vital signs

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A discussion-based community where engineers solve each others’ technical and design challenges.


Avnet Innovation Lab

Knowledge transfer that turns students into start-ups.