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The LA epicenter of hardware startups.

We are a three-person team building a community in Los Angeles dedicated to bringing hardware companies to market. Our background ranges from seed-stage businesses to public companies. With the backing of NEO Tech, we are able to apply professional manufacturing tools and other resources directly into programs and start-ups to maximize the odds of success.

We empower you and your business by making hardware not hard

Hardware can be costly and time consuming. It can be hard. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Our definition of hardware is broad, but we look for teams bringing a technologically advanced and tangible item to market.

How we do it

We focus on developing the people behind the products, knowing that a talented team in the right place at the right time will be successful. Entrepreneurs and their business models are stress tested through a 4-month immersive crash-course to get to market.

We bombard you with resources which includ...
The LA epicenter of hardware startups.

We are a three-person team building a community in Los Angeles dedicated to bringing hardware companies to market. Our background ranges from seed-stage businesses to public companies. With the backing of NEO Tech, we are able to apply professional manufacturing tools and other resources directly into programs and start-ups to maximize the odds of success.

We empower you and your business by making hardware not hard

Hardware can be costly and time consuming. It can be hard. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Our definition of hardware is broad, but we look for teams bringing a technologically advanced and tangible item to market.

How we do it

We focus on developing the people behind the products, knowing that a talented team in the right place at the right time will be successful. Entrepreneurs and their business models are stress tested through a 4-month immersive crash-course to get to market.

We bombard you with resources which include access to production level and prototype level equipment, office space, seasoned mentors from the hardware space, ancillary business partners, and good coffee. And investments of up to $600,000 in the first year ($100,000 upon entry to the program and $500,000 available upon completion based on milestones).

What’s in it for us?

It’s fun. We are following our passion. There is a thrill of giving back. Helping to create the next big product company gives us a warm feel of satisfaction.On top of creating amazing products, we allow an opportunity for investors to see potential homeruns at an early stage in their company. For institutional investors, we offer an opportunity to invest in a broad range of promising companies without having to manage and evaluate multiple angel investments.

Our success, and the success of our investors, is tied to the success of our graduates. With alignment based on equity, we expect to see the return when entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the level of M&A or IPO, which may take 7-10 years. Until then, we are motivated by cultivating an ecosystem for the best hardware start-ups in the world.
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Staff

Carmen Palafox
Admin
Carmen Palafox Partner Connector, New Venture Finance, Social and Environmental impact fanatic
Marta Wojcicka
Admin
Marta Wojcicka Operations Manager
Noramay Cadena
Admin
Noramay Cadena Co-Founder Engineer, entrepreneur, fund manager.
Shaun Arora
Admin
Shaun Arora Instigator, Investor Relations, Janitor
Andra Keay
Admin
Andra Keay Silicon Valley Robotics, Robot Launch global competition, AngelList syndicate for seed stage robotics startups. https://angel.co/l/BC9i8
BOb Kerch
Admin
BOb Kerch I am a seasoned, vibrant serial mentor for startups, SME businesses. I love the challenge of offering companies how big they can be

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Recommendations

Camilo Parra Palacio CTO at Otto DIY

I was in the first Hardware Accelerator Class of Make in LA was mind blowing startup experience followed by a great staff and professional mentors.

Dru Blake Co-Founder at Cardinal Scout