Although Adafruit Industries began operation in 2005, it is one of the best hardware companies in the US. Limor Ladyada, the president of this company, an MIT engineer, expresses that she aims to create a digital platform where bright minds could learn basics about electronics and the skills.
With more than 100 staff, Adafruits industries have a factory size of about 50,000+ sq ft. as it also manufactures equipment and other basic household electronics. As a 100% owned women enterprise, Adafruits receive certification from Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and WOSB.
Adafruit Industries has always been there for New Yorkers during times of need. For example, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they were appointed to a sector advisory council by NYC’s mayor and became essential in helping restart the post-pandemic NY City economy.