As the HARDWARE.co team, we are excited to announce that our third round Accelerator application is officially open today, Teams are encouraged to apply before the January 28th, 2015 deadline.
The March 2015 Accelerator program will take place at betahaus | Berlin, beginning March 16th culminating in our HARDWARE.co Demo Day on March 27th, 2015. New for 2015, Teams will have full access to our new HARDWARE.co Lab by Conrad throughout the program to actively prototype and work on their projects.
Ready to Apply? See the Application here.
HARDWARE.co is an accelerator and global community for hardware entrepreneurs and startups dedicated to building the future of hardware technology. During the 14-day long program, 10 hardware startups and 2 corporate teams benefit from assistance in the form of mentorship, engineering and lab usage, access to strategic partners, suppliers, investors and more.
Our program is 100% free for startups and we take no equity or investment money. Our program is an even split of topics for hardware startups, made up of 50% business and 50% tech topics. Together with 50+ mentors, you will learn how to pitch in front of investors, write a business plan, properly market and structure PR strategy and design a successful crowdfunding campaign. At the same time, teams can improve their prototype with mentors at our brand new electronics lab at betahaus. Additionally, teams have the chance to learn about 3D printing, usage of microcontrollers, pcb board design, plastics and injection molding, CE certificates, selecting materials, product design for manufacturing and how to scale fast.
Who should apply?
At HARDWARE.co, we are looking for early stage startups that show great potential either in their idea, team, prototype or business plan. We accept teams in any early startup phase, from first prototype to first round of funding. We don’t put restrictions on the phase in which startups must have entered to apply – but we want to make sure we accept teams with great potential and great people.
How do I apply and when?
Applications are taken through the HARDWARE.co website. Applications are being accepted from today until January 28th at midnight GTM.
Where is the Accelerator?
This round of the Accelerator is taking place at various locations around Berlin, with a central location of betahaus | Berlin.
What do our Alumni say?
“In 10 days a HARDWARE.co we met some of the best and brightest of Germany’s hardware community and we gained an unbelievalbe amount of valuable insight. I feel very comfortable recommending HARDWARE.co to any hardware startup in Europe. Apply today, at no cost – this is a no-brainer!”
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What do our Partners say?
“For us at Conrad, the passion for hardware and technology inherent at HARDWARE.co makes it a great partner. The recent Hardware Accelerator in Berlin, organised and operated by HARDWARE.co, serves as a great example for this. By working together, we are able to identify great hardware startups and projects. Success stories such as WunderBar, OptoForce or KIWI.KI demonstrate how Conrad and such hardware startups get to know each other and subsequently work towards a common goal, such as launching products or enabling services.”
Dr. Alexander Pöschl,
Head of Corporate Development
Conrad Electronic SE