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2017 Startups – Smart Mobility & Logistics
Startups in any stage from ideation to finished prototype are welcome. The program and connections are tailored for each startup individually. Travel costs for foreign startups are covered.
For the accelerator program we select teams who we believe that we can accelerate fast. We find it important to select people who not only have amazing products and teams, but who also add to the quality of the overall Hardware community. Because we neither take equity nor provide money, we are completely neutral in the selection process and choose only on merit of ideas and products.
The Hardware.co program is an intensive two-week acceleration. We make sure to pack as much networking, expertise and workshopping into these weeks as we possibly can. During the accelerator, selected startups get one-on-one interaction with over 40 mentors and professionals, including investors, lawyers, designers, manufacturers, suppliers, engineers, developers, and product managers. When the program is finished, we maintain close contact with the (alumni) startups to ensure they can leverage our extensive online and offline community.
DEMODAY & BECOMING AN ALUMNI
The accelerator program works towards a public demo day, where each of the participating startup teams can pitch their idea and product to a grop of investors and industry professionals. They often leave the demoday with their first round of funding. For startup teams in the hardware accelerator, the connections and relationships built up during the program often form the basis for the next steps of their company.
HARDWARE.co is not just an accelerator program; its a community, that participating startups become a part of. They come to create as well as leverage community opportunities and resources, as they grow – the community grows too.