This is the fourth episode of Hack To Start. Your hosts, Franco Varriano (@FrancoVarriano) and Tyler Copeland (@TylerCopeland), speak with Ali Zahid(@alizhd), COO at Vanhawks (@Vanhawks) about building a complete startup (hardware + software) and how to launch your business through a crowdfunding campaign. Ali was a biomedical engineering student before he dropped out to join his co-founders at FounderFuel in Montreal. They launched their Kickstarter campaign 12 days before demo day, with the goal of raising $100,000. The target was quickly met (<30 hours) and end up raising 8x the initial goal, becoming the largest Kickstarter in Canada.