The Hardware.co Accelerator 2014 is over!
What a success! 16 Hardware Teams, over 40 Mentors and Speakers with a variety of backgrounds as well as a hell lot of fun! Thanks again to all the Sponsors, Mentors and Teams that made this Hardware.co Accelerator such a blast! Further impressions and information will follow.
We work hard in order to make it easy for you to start your first hardware business or grow with your existing one! That’s why we have launched hardware.co in Munich and Stuttgart, where you can join our community, gain valuable feedback and find priceless strategic partners! Furthermore, we are working on a new community platform where you can find everything you need as a passionate hardware entrepreneur. Stay tuned for further updates and come out to our events! We are looking forward to meet you and hear about your startup!
How the Accelerator works
If you are a hardware startup, meaning if you make a physical product, you can apply. We are looking for promising startups that will benefit highly from the program. Specifically, we’re capable of helping startups with issues related to design for manufacturing, part sourcing, partner selection, productization, reliability, legal, marketing, etc.
We will begin by assessing the startups during the onboarding period, once we know what they have, and what they don’t have, we will then prioritize issues, and bring in the appropriate expertise, mentor or bridge an appropriate connection to address these issues.
Work at Europe’s biggest (and best) coworking space: Betahaus for the duration of the program. Get top notch mentorship from specialists in the areas of Legal Issues, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Prototyping, Business Modeling and many more. We connect with manufacturers and teach how to work with them and manage the manufacturing process.
Our aim is for all teams that by the end of our full acceleration program they get funding by traditional or crowdfunding terms, or start their own manufacturing run!