Hardware Accelerator 2014

We provide assistance to startups that are making physical products, by providing mentorship, office space, access to strategic partners and suppliers, and more.

Gold Partner

Conrad Electronics
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Updates

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.

Coming next:

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!

Events:

How the Accelerator works

1. Apply

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.

2. Select

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.

3. Accelerate

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.

4. Launch

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!

Silver Partners

Agile

Agile

KPMG

KPMG

Green Partners

Lacore

Lacore

IZBM

IZBM

Alpha-board

Alpha-board

Qivicon

Qivicon

Invest HK

Invest HK

Empty

Mentors

Emil Lamprecht

Emil Lamprecht

Phillip Mahr

Phillip Mahr

Holger Dietrich

Holger Dietrich

Alexander Spiliopoulos

Alexander Spiliopoulos

Stefania Druga

Stefania Druga

Christoph Sollich

Christoph Sollich

Bianca Praetorius

Bianca Praetorius

Marcel Botha

Marcel Botha

Mark Turrel

Mark Turrel

Tom Howells

Tom Howells

Thomas Madsen Mygdal

Thomas Madsen Mygdal

Stefanie Koch

Stefanie Koch

Nicolas Gonzalez Garrido

Nicolas Gonzalez Garrido

Jörg Reinboldt

Jörg Reinboldt

Guillem Sague

Guillem Sague

Florence Howells

Florence Howells

Nicolas Dittberner

Nicolas Dittberner

Dr. Berthold von Freyberg

Dr. Berthold von Freyberg

Dr. Axel Lüsse

Dr. Axel Lüsse

Anna Rojahn

Anna Rojahn

André Eggert

André Eggert

Tilo Bonow

Tilo Bonow

Thomas Skowronek

Thomas Skowronek

Supporters

Elance - oDesk

Elance - oDesk

HERE

HERE

Fritzing

Fritzing

Dot Co

Dot Co

Contag

Contag

Tech Crunch

Tech Crunch

Piabo Public Relations

Piabo Public Relations

HW Trek

HW Trek

Startup Weekend Berlin

Startup Weekend Berlin

Bayer

Bayer

High Tech Gründer Fonds

High Tech Gründer Fonds

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank

Förderbar

Förderbar

Eos

Eos

Freescale

Freescale

Organizers

Max von der Ahé

Max von der Ahé

Christian Bogatu

Christian Bogatu

Yatan Vargas Blumenthal

Yatan Vargas Blumenthal

Jeff Katz

Jeff Katz

Martin Spindler

Martin Spindler

Marc Lallemand

Marc Lallemand

Jonas Pauly

Jonas Pauly

Madeleine von Mohl

Madeleine von Mohl

Gregor Gross

Gregor Gross

Aydogan Schosswald

Aydogan Schosswald

Hans Raffauf

Hans Raffauf

Christoph Fahle

Christoph Fahle